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YBCA Fellows — Alumni

Since 2016, the YBCA Fellows program has yielded several cohorts of creative citizens generating creative response to questions that emerge from the annual YBCA 100 Summit. The following are alumni cohorts of the program.

Learn more about YBCA Fellows and current cohorts »

2017–2018 Cohorts

2016–2017 Cohorts

Truth Fellows
2017-2018 YBCA Fellows cohort
How do we find and empower TRUTH?

YBCA Fellows: Truth cohort in the YBCA Grand Lobby. Photo: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

STELLA ADELMAN
Program Director, Dance Mission Performer/Dancer

ANNIE ALBAGLI
Interdisciplinary Artist

LARRY (LAURA) ARRINGTON
Dance-Artist

CHRISTY CHAN
Artist / Writer

LORRIE CHANG
Program Associate for Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development

RAPHAEL COHEN
Writer, Performer, and Arts Educator

COURTNEY DONOVAN
Associate Professor in Geography, SFSU

KATIE FAULKNER
Choreographer/Performer/Teaching Artist

JOHANNA HOFFMAN
Designer. Associate, Urban Fabrick. Founder, SHIFTWORKS

ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ JARAMILLO
Interdisciplinary Storyteller, Facilitator & Community Builder

Public Imagination Fellows
2017-2018 YBCA Fellows cohort
Where is our PUBLIC IMAGINATION?

Public Imagination Fellows in the YBCA Grand Lobby. Photo: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

JUSTIN CARDER
Designer, Founder at Wolfman Books

SAROLTA JANE CUMP
Conjuror at Chimera Obscura

JULIANA DELGADO LOPERA
Writer/ Community-Organizer/ Historian

SAMANTHA “SAMMAY” DIZON
Interdisciplinary Artist; Activist; Kinetic Storyteller; Founder of URBAN x INDIGENOUS

COURTNEY FERRIS
Design & Engagement

CLAIRE FITZSIMMONS
Co-Founder and Director, Storefront Institute

BRITNEY (BRIT) FRAZIER
Actor/ Director/Educator

YOLANDA HIPPENSTEELE
Social Change Strategist, Organizer and Convener

CYNTHIA HUA
Artist and Researcher

KAYLA JONES
Designer, Visual Artist & Art Director

Creative Dissent Fellows
2017-2018 YBCA Fellows cohort
Can we make CREATIVE DISSENT matter?

Creative Dissent Fellows assembled in the 3rd Street Courtyard. Photo: Nando Alvarez

MISHA ABBAS
California College of the Arts

MICKEY BELMER
San Francisco State University

CYNTHIA M BELTRAN-ISLAS
San Francisco State University

RIVER BLACK
California College of the Arts

JULIA BLUME
San Francisco Art Institute

JENNIFER BRANDEL
California College of the Arts

BARRETT COONEY
San Francisco Art Institute

KATIE CURRY
San Francisco Art Institute

LIEYAH DAGAN
University of California, Berkeley

PAIGE DAVIS
University of California, Berkeley

MOLLY DOW
MPA Candidate, Columbia University

BEATRIZ ESCOBAR
California College of the Arts

ALLYSON FUENTES
San Francisco State University

CAMILLA HAMMER
California College of the Arts

GERALD HENDERSON
High School Teacher

AUSTIN INMAN
San Francisco State University

JACKIE KATZ
California College of the Arts

STACY KELLNER
University of California, Berkeley

JEAR KEOKHAM
University of California, Berkeley

PATRICIA LEAL
California College of the Arts

YVETTE MARTHELL
San Francisco Art Institute

CARLOS ALBERTO MAYER
San Francisco Art Institute

STEFANIE MCGINNIS
University of California, Berkeley

XENIA MOSELEY
California College of the Arts

ANNA MUESSIG
Founder of West Coast Women Unite, Project Manager at Gehl

Freedom Fellows
2016-2017 YBCA Fellows cohort
Can we design FREEDOM?

GERALD CASEL
Dancer, Educator

SARA BAHAT
Senior Lecturer, Economics,
California College of the Arts DMBA
Founder, Good Money

LIAT BERDUGO
Artist; Assistant Professor in Art + Architecture,
University of San Francisco

KEITH BROWER BROWN
Musician for Trails and Ways,
Bio Services, Director of Float

BRANDON BROWN
Software Developer

KATIE BUSH
Installation Artist

XXAVIER CARTER
Head Artist & Engineer HA/E
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SIOBHÁN K CRONIN
Writer / Artist

TONGO EISEN-MARTIN
Poet

LISA EVANS
Community Engagement Manager,
California Shakespeare Theater
Co-founder, How Spirit Moves Us Project

STEPHEN FUNK
Creative Director, Veteranartists.org

RAY GILSTRAP
Information Technologist / Musician

KELLY J GREGORY
Social Architect

JAMIL HELLU
Visual Artist

NICOLE HIRSCH
Dancer
PhD Candidate, Sociology, Harvard University

Equity Fellows
2016-2017 YBCA Fellows cohort
What does EQUITY look like?

SHALINI AGRAWAL
Director, CCA’s Center
for Art + Public Life

KRISTY ALFIERI HIGARES
Director of Administration and
Strategic Initiatives, The Crucible

TRISHA BARUA
PhD Candidate, Cultural Studies,
UC Davis

ADARIUS BELL
Artist, Musician, Innovator,
Entrepreneur

ALEX BLEDSOE
Writer, Communications and
Brand
Strategist

KATHERIN CANTON
Co-Director, Emerging Arts
Professionals/San Francisco Bay Area;
Organizer, Arts for a Better Bay Area

FAY DARMAWI
Founder and Executive Producer,
SF Urban Film Fest

UGO EDU
Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Equity
Institute; Playwright

SAIDEH EFTEKHARI
Musician & Educator

HUNTER FRANKS
Artist; Founder, League of
Creative Interventionists

NOAH FRIGAULT
Policy Analyst, San Francisco Human
Rights Commission; Tenant
Representative, Oakland Housing
Residential Rent and Relocation Board

MALCOLM GIN
Activist and Writer, Technical
Worker/Strategist

JUAN CARLOS IBARRA
Attorney / Mediator / Consultant /
Educator

NIEMA JORDAN
Journalist and Filmmaker
with an MPH

Citizenship Fellows
2016-2017 YBCA Fellows cohort
Why CITIZENSHIP?

LUIZA BERTHOUD
Art Historian and Writer

LUKAS BREKKE-MIESNER
Writer, Educator, and Oakland Culture Keeper

YUEQI CHEN
Curator, Writer, and Artist

ROBERTA D’ALOIS
Playwright and Artistic Director of Jump! Theatre

AMELIA EVANS
Filmmaker and Human Rights Lawyer

MARIA FAINI
Artist and PhD candidate in Ethnic Studies and Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley

CRISTIANA GIORDANO
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis

RUFARO GWARADA
Development and Communications Manager, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, and Writer

CHRIS HAMAMOTO
Designer

CHRIS HAMBRICK
Reporter and Producer

SABEREH KASHI
Documentary Filmmaker and Digital Content Producer

PAUL LOPER
Mover, Performer, and Facilitator

CANDI MARTINEZ-CARTHEN
Event Producer, Publicist, Community Organizer, and Curator

E. “OSCAR” MAYNARD
Artist and Educator