This month Highland Hall alumna and professional guitarist Nita Strauss was interviewed by Richard Bienstock of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Jennifer Akana Sturla ('90) is currently working on a documentary called "Bruddah Iz" about the late Hawaiian singer-songwriter and activist Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole. His medley,“Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World” gained him popularity around the world, especially in Hawaii where he is considered the voice of the Hawai'ian people.
Highland Hall alum, Peter Carlson, CEO and founder of Carlson Arts, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of large scale art and design that can be found in museums and civic buildings all over the globe.
Highland Hall Alum Marcello Grande is Executive Creative Director and Co-founder of First Person™, a San Francisco based creative agency whose clients include Google, Yahoo, Golden State Warriors, Adobe and GE Renewables.
Long time TV exec Julie Weitz is responsible for developing and packaging shows for Carol Mendelsohn Productions.
Helping children in under-served areas receive an equitable education has been Kate Beaudet’s lifelong passion.
Sonja Williams, Highland Hall alumna and middle school teacher, has recently co-founded WYLD to provide wilderness therapy to youths and veterans.
This past fall, we asked our alumni community to tell us what they appreciated most about their teachers. This is what they told us.
Christopher Ryan Sorensen, class of ’89, is an accomplished architect and is devoted to improving the environment we live in. His firm, Sorensen Architects AIA, based out of Marina Del Rey, specializes not only in architecture, but also interiors, landscapes, furniture design, and general contracting. Best known for his “zen-minimalist” and eco-conscious designs, his firm has earned various awards as well as coveted projects throughout California. His list of clientele include high profile celebs such as Brad Pitt, Ricki Lake, Jane Seymour, and Pamela Anderson.
Joshua Johansen, PhD, class of '91, is currently head of the lab of Neural Circuitry of Memory at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute.
Freddie Mack, class of 2000, is finding success as the leader of a hard rock band called “Liquid Meat.”
Highland Hall alumna Brittany Kay, class of 2001, is currently a full-time lecturer in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) department at the University of Southern California.
Ken Hardcastle's Hermit Woods Winery was recently featured on the Today Show.
Highland Hall alumna Nita Strauss, class of 2005, has joined Alice Cooper as lead guitarist on his 2014 world tour. Nita has also been ranked #1 on Guitar World's list of "10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know."
Amanda Keledjian, class of ’04, is a marine scientist currently working at Oceana, the world's largest ocean conservation and advocacy group.