BRIAN ASHER ALHADEFF (’01 M.M.) is now working as the artistic director and conductor of Opera San Luis Obispo. He is the principal conductor of Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo and the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara.
THOMAS BECKUM (’01) was the top-ranked athlete in the nation in the 40-44 age group in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, after winning his race at the USA Track and Field East Region and New England Masters in July 2018.
KELSEY BROWN (’02 M.A.) was appointed principal of Baldwin Stocker Elementary by the Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education.
HARRY BUDISIDHARTA (’03) was named CEO of the Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC). The APDC works to advance the well-being of Asian American Pacific Islander communities in Colorado.
TOMII CRUMP (’00 M.A.) was named vice president of talent relations for first-run syndication, syndicated, alternative and reality shows at NBC.
ERWIN DELGADO (’01, ’06 M.A.) is a museum specialist at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland.
JUAN ESCOBEDO (’01) won “Best Dramatic Short Film” at the 2018 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. He is the prevention specialist at Hillsides, a family health organization serving Los Angeles.
NOAH GIFT (’03 M.S.) founded Pragmatic AI Labs in San Francisco.
MELANIE HAGMAN (’02 M.S., ’05 M.A.) was named Castaic High School’s founding principal in the William S. Hart Union High School District.
RUZANNA HERNANDEZ (’03) was honored as a finalist at the California League of High Schools’ Region 10 Educator of the Year awards ceremony.
STACY HUA (’03) joined MFour as a senior research consultant.
JAVON JOHNSON (’03, ’05 M.A.) is the director of African American and African diaspora studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
VINITA KHILNANI (’09 M.S.) was the winner of the 2018 Miss India North America Pageant.
TERRY LEWIS (’03 M.S.) was reappointed to the State Bar of California Attorney Diversion and Assistance Program Oversight Committee.
CINDY MACIAS (’01), previously the director for Hillsides Family Resource Centers, South Pasadena, has been named the senior director of Bienvenidos Foster Care and Adoption Services for Hillsides.
DANIEL MONTEJANO (’04 M.A.) is a health educator for the San Marino Unified School District.
ANDREW MONZÓN (’05 M.A.) is a tenure-track professor at East Los Angeles College.
STEVE OLSON (’07) stars in the comedy-drama Fishbowl California, which is now streaming on Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube.
EDWIN PENG (’08) published his first young-adult novel, Star City.
ABBIE PERRY (’09 M.A.) is a full-time faculty member in the History Department at Rio Hondo College.
JORGE RAMIREZ (’04) is the president and CEO of the Heateflex Corp., which was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s top minority-owned businesses list.
HAZEL RAMOS (’03 M.A.) teaches history at Glendale Community College.
SARA SUTACHAN (’07 M.A.) received a Nate Ellis Award during the 2018 Inman Innovator Awards.
ALAN WELLMAN (’09 M.M.) was named musical director of the Arroyo Singers.