Olivia Black


Olivia Black graduated from Bennington College with a degree in Fashion Theory, Literature and French. She spent the 2018-2019 academic year living and studying in Paris, taking courses at the Sorbonne and Saint-Denis and is now living in Berlin.


Amelia Bond


Amelia Bond is working as an intern this summer at the Kidd Lab at UC Berkeley. The lab studies knowledge acquisition throughout infancy and childhood. They use computational models and behavioral experiments to differentiate between competing learning theories and measure how infants and children learn and play. Their results are quantitative theories about how young learners interact with the world around them. The theories are used to develop learning technologies for children, parents, and clinical practitioners. Amelia’s role is to design posters and flyers and host events at children’s centers to recruit children and their families to participate in the studies!

She is also volunteering as a Community Reading Buddy at three different preschools in Oakland with the Aspire Education Project. Along with the other reading buddies, is working one-on-one with preschoolers to help them develop early literacy skills and a love for reading!


Daphne Taranto


Daphne Taranto has been awarded a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to India in the Design category for 9 months, starting August 2019. She will be focusing on research related to art books (which includes design books, photo books, zines, etcetera). The official independent project title is "Creative Publishing as Cultural Outlet and Site of Exchange and Dialogue between US–India." She will be mostly based in Ahmedabad at the National Institute of Design (NID), with additional research partner-affiliations in Mumbai & New Delhi. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program, primarily funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


Phoebe Dubisch


Phoebe Dubisch is currently mentoring in Medical Illustration with Barrow Neurological Institute. She is working with Medical App Developer, Liza Knipscher, to build informational apps and games; as well as observing other illustrators and 3D modelers. She has also been preparing for the start of the Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics (YSPA) being held at the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium where she will be spending the month of July at Yale University modeling extragalactic supernova explosions. At the moment, Phoebe is in Spokane, Washington for the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly to present her Radically Inclusive Pathway to Membership, a deeper and more accessible model for the future membership in Unitarian Universalist Congregations everywhere. In her little spare time, she has been learning two different coding languages and completing art commissions for those who have donated to her GoFundMe that supports her YSPA fees.

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