» Alumni

Art History alumni have gone on to do wonderful things all over the United States and countries around the world. Their careers cover the broad spectrum of the art history field, including curating, research, arts education and teaching, collections management, and entertainment and intellectual property law. We do the best we can to keep up with them. Click on the links below to see where our former students have gone based on their program of study. Please check back often for updates.

For more news of Chapman art history students, past and present, visit the Chapman Art History Club Facebook page, and also visit our Alumni Facebook Page!


+ - 2016 - Present

Asia Adamshick: BA Art History, 2016. Graphic Design intern at OCTA

Alex Allen: BA Art History, 2016. Chapman Art Ambassador. Finance & Customer Relations at Bonham’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers, Los Angeles

Alana Carnahan: BA Art History, 2016. Office Manager, Income Property Advisors.

Clarissa Hampton: BA Art History, 2016. Events Assistant at P.S. Arts, Los Angeles

Areni Nuyujukian: BA Art History, 2016. Interned at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, Guggenheim Museum, New York. Currently in the MA program in History of Art and the Art Market at Christie’s New York.

Dani Planto: BA Art History / BFA Art, 2016.

Adelaide Saucier: BA Art History, 2016. Interned at New Orleans Museum of Art.

Hannah Vally: Art History Minor, 2016.

Jessica Yi: BA Art History, 2016. Interned at Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles. Finance and Customer Relations at Bonham’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers, Los Angeles

Kristina Zahabi. BA Art History, 2016.

+ - 2011-2015

Lynne Aljadda: BA Art History, 2015.

Monica Beyon: BA Art History / BFA Studio Art, 2015.

Celina Engler: Art History Minor, 2015

Ariel Kashani: Art History Minor, 2015

Yelena Liepelt: BA Art History, 2015. Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

Karen Liu: Art History Minor, 2015

Lauren Moritz: BA Art History, 2015. Studying at Gould School of Law, University of Southern California

Chase Murphy: BA Art History, 2015.

Elise Pertusati: BA Art History, 2015. Grants writer with Arrowhead Management.

Sara Webster: Art History Minor, 2015

Ivy Withrow: BA Art History, 2015. Studying at the Paul M Herbert Law Center, Louisiana State University

Kendyll Bieze: BA in Art History, 2014. Attending MA program in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York

Hannah Brockway: BA Art History, 2014.

Charlotte Hughes: BA Art History, 2014.

Michal Patchefsky: Art History Minor, 2014. MA in Modern Art and its Market, Christie's Education, New York

Ava Sander: Art History Minor, 2014. Employed at Bonham’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers, Los Angeles Office

Annie Swenson BA Art History, 2014. MA in Art Business, Sotheby's London.

Raphael Tecucianu: Art History Minor, 2014. MA in Art Business, Sotheby's London. Sales and Marketing Representative at VAS Aero Services / CEO of Allaprima

Nicole Tominaga: BA Art History, 2014. Collections & Registrar Intern, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Margo Kosin: BA Art History, 2013. MA in Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University. Assistant Director at Avran Art + Design in Laguna Beach.

Alison DiBella: Art History Minor, 2013. Analyst at Millward Brown Digital, San Francisco

Kourtney Drake: BA Art History, 2013.

Gretchen Kunze: BA Art History 2013. Merchandise Assistant at Walt Disney Company

Madeline Roth: BA Art History, 2013.

Hilary Leath: BA Art History, 2013. Administrative Assistant, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University.

Laura Bjorstad: BA Art History, 2012. MA in Modern/Contemporary Art Market, Christie's Education, New York. Cataloguer, Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie's, New York.

Ayanna Dozier: BA Art History, 2012. MA in Art History at New York University. Ph. D student in the Dept. of Art History and Communication Studies and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at McGill University.

Katie (Katelyn) Friesen: BA Art History, 2012. Currently attending UC Irvine School of Law. 

Hannah Kit Karsen: BA Art History / BFA Studio Art, 2012. MFA in Visual art, UC Riverside.

Amry Landsberg: BA Art History, 2012. Dept. of Art Intern at Bunheads ABC Family, Los Angeles

Lily Munson: BA Art History, 2012.

Alyssa Najafi: BA Art History, 2012. MA in Visual and Digital Media, IE Business School, Madrid.

Jane Pittluck: BA Art History, 2012. MA in Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Ariel D'Amelio: BA Art History, 2011. MA in Art History, Hunter College, NYC.

Caitlin Di Fede: BA Art History, 2011.

Lauren Cudney: BA Art History, 2011.

Lauren Harris: BA Art History, 2011. Actress.

Giada Lo: BA Art History, 2011.

Isabella McGrath: BA Art History, 2011. Manager, The Buck Art Collection. Art Historian Contractor, UC Irvine.

Kayiane Maranian: BA Art History, 2011.

Madeline Tompseth: BA Art History, 2011. Participated in the Penn State Archeological Dig in Egypt, Summer 2010.

Lindsay Wallace: BA Art History, 2011.

Brittni Wedel: BA Art History, 2011. Account Manager at Amobee, New York

Katie Williams: BA Art History, 2011


+ - 2006-2010

Kathryn Bowne: BA Art History, 2010. MA in Museum Studies at Georgetown University. Curatorial Intern at Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery; Communications Assistant at American Federation of Arts

Caitlin Brague:  BA Art History, 2010. MA in Art History at The George Washington University, 2014. Interned at the National Portrait Gallery and the Phillips Collection. Curatorial assistant in the Prints, Drawings and Time-Based Media Art department before moving to the Education department. Now works at both institutions as an educator leading adult, school, and teacher programs.

Brooke Brisbois: BA Art History / BFA Graphic Design, 2010. Graphic Designer and Masters Candidate at UW iSchool.

Emily Freyer: BA Art History, 2010. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to University of Helsinki, 2010-2011. Sales & Marketing Manager at OR Books, New York

Rachel Ulloa Hinson: BA Art History, 2010.

Brandon Hudson: BA Art History, 2010. Partner Manager at Qlik, San Francisco

Nick Nader: BA Art History, 2010. Curriculum Coordinator at Bridge Education Group, Chile

Kyre Ward: BA Art History, 2010. Specialist- Skills Integration Project at Disneyland Resort.

Marci King: Art History Minor, 2010. MA in American Fine and Decorative Art, Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York. Curatorial Administrator at Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art.

Karlie Harstad: BA Art History, 2010.

Christy Melugin: BA Art History, 2010.

Lauren Zuchowski: BA Art History, 2009. MLIS, UCLA. Librarian at Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA.

Kristi Collacott: BA Art History / BFA Studio Art, 2009.

Deanna Alvis: BA Art History, 2009.

Crystal Meyer: BA Art History, 2009

Juliana Avalos: BA Art History, 2008.

Naomi Castillo: BA Art History /BA French, 2008. MA in History of Decorative Arts and Design, Parsons the New York School for Design, New York.

Jaime DeGroot: BA Art History, 2008.

Emily Hammer: BA Art History, 2008. Art and Art History teacher, Fallbrook Union High School, Fallbrook CA.

Gussy Haun: BA Art History, 2008. Tour leader, San Francisco Bay area. North American CEO, G Adventures.

Kira McMurran: BA Art History, 2008.

Natalie Morris: BA Art History, 2008.

Alana Prouty: BA Art History, 2008.

Crystal Stein: BA Art History, 2008.

Victoria Klimentieva: BA Art History, 2007. MA in Art History, University of Texas at Austin.

Andrew McGeehan: BA Art History, 2007. Manager, Student Activities at Yale-NUS, Singapore

Kanani Hoopai: BA Art History, 2007. MA in Museum Studies, Georgetown University. Curator of Education at the Mission Inn Foundation & Museum. Riverside.

Tara McIrvin (nee Riker): BA Art History, 2007. Associate Director, Alumni and Parent Programs, Lewis and Clark University

Erin Rutherford Prescott: BA Art History, 2007

Kelly Visel: BA Art History, 2007. Freelance writer, author of Depreciated Paper (2013).

Tanya Aguilar: BA Art History, 2006. MA in Museum Studies, University of Leicester.

Bridget Campos: BA Art and Art History, 2006. Registrar/Collections Manager, Autry Museum of the American West. Field Registrar, Los Angeles County Arts Commission civic art inventory.

Brittany Daugs: BA Art History, 2006. MA in American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton.

Heather Kauten: BA Art History, 2006. MA in Art History, University of Texas at Austin. Lecturer at Kansas City Art Institute. Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Kansas.

Crystal Meyer: BA Art History, 2006. Teaches AP Art History at Villa Park High School

Ann Mokler: BA Art History, 2006.

Natalie Reider: BA Art History / BA Communications, 2006. Director, Community Impact at Jamboree Housing Corporation, Orange Co.

Jillian Taylor: BA Art History, 2006.


+ - 2000-2005

Christina Cofresi-Hadley: BA Art and Art History, 2005. MA in Art History, San Jose State University.

Melinda Muscato: BA Art History, 2005. MPhil in Art History, University of Plymouth.

Leslie Lodwick (nee McShane): BA Art History, 2004. MS in Urban Education, University of Pennsylvania

Melissa Tomeoni: BA Art History / BA Photography, 2004. Owner Melissa Tomeoni Photography, Portland OR

Adrea Rapp: BA Art History, 2004

Dawn Minegar (nee Adler): BA Art History, 2003. Registrar, Laguna Art Museum.

Christine Alderman: BA Art History, 2003.

Jacqueline Bunge: BA Art History, 2003. Certificate in Museum Studies, California State University Fullerton. Gallery Programs Curator, Begovich Gallery, California State University Fullerton

Rebecca Taylor: Art History Minor, 2003. MA in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of Art Market, Christie's New York. Communications Director at MoMA PS.

Allyson Knapp: BA Art History, 2003.

Colleen Collett Hyneman: BA Art History / BFA Studio Art, 2003. MFA, San Francisco Art Institute.

Kristina Godfrey: BA Art History, 2002. BFA Art Center College of Art and Design

Sarah Ulloa: BA Visual Arts, 2002. Degree in Agronomy, Cal Poly Pomona

Katie Barstow: BA Art History, 2002.

Jennifer Yannone: BA Art History, 2001. JD, Tulane University Law School. Currently practicing law in Long Beach, CA

Tina Fay Tillotson: BA Art History, 2000. 

Jen Henkle (nee Borunda): BA Art History, 2000. 

Cynthia Leadbetter (nee Piazza): BA Art History, 2000.  MA in English, Chapman University.

Erin Dionisiou (nee O’Brien): BA Art History, 2000. Interior Designer, San Diego

Shahrnaz Southwick (nee Bozorgmehr): BA Art History, 2000. 

Abby Al-Hamid: BA Art History, 2000


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