Alumni Profile

Krista Pearson, Art for Social Change

When she found HECUA’s programs listed in her course catalog, something clicked. “I thought – this is it! The City Arts experience was the intersection of the hopeful artist and the administrator. It really fit.” HECUA’s emphasis on experiential, hands-on education made intuitive sense to Krista, and the program’s interdisciplinary focus encouraged her to draw connections between her wide-ranging interests. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Adrian Benjamin

Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, please email lohmans@hecua.org. This month […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Johnnay Leenay

That curated video installation at the Bell Museum foreshadows Johnnay’s professional moves post-graduation. She’s now a Diversity in the Arts Curatorial Fellow at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), in downtown St. Paul. Her grant-funded position is a first for the young museum, and Johnnay is making the most of her time there. She splits her time between educational and public programming, assisting with public program logistics, planning, and artist coordination, as well as facilitation of one of the M’s traveling exhibits. Read More »

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Alumni Profile Study USA

HECUA student becomes HECUA supervisor – Liz and Rosa’s story

Rosa’s supervisor at Open Eye is a HECUA alumna, Liz Schachterle. About 75 per cent of HECUA alums tell us that their time in off-campus study helps them find a job post graduation, and that’s certainly true of Liz. Read More »

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Alumni Profile Study USA

Alumni Profile: Tenzin Kunsal

I grew up here, but I’m used to being told I’m not an American--because I am not of white European descent. When I learned about the US and how this nation was founded, created, and developed, it made me more accepting of my complex identity. Read More »

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Alumni Profile: Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters was a City Arts (now Art for Social Change) student in the spring of 1997. She went on to earn her BFA from St. Catherine’s University, and to hold a number of positions within Twin Cities arts institutions and community hubs. Sarah sat down with us over coffee a few weeks ago to […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Olivia Boerschinger

I had learned about whiteness in an academic setting but was never asked to look at my own role related to white privilege. Hearing others students’ stories made me realize I do have a story to tell. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

The Sustainable Supper Club – Megan’s story

Welcome to our new Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, please email lohmans@hecua.org […] Read More »

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Featured

“I was in class when the market collapsed.” – Kenza’s story

“Relationship building, knowing different organizations–these are things we developed in the Inequality in America classroom. It gave me context for the ecosystem of nonprofits here, a map of organizations with similar values.” Read More »

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Building connections and confidence – Darius’ story

“HECUA provided me with access to wise people in the world and in the community. That was the thing I appreciated most: the ability to connect with people.” Read More »

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