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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Alumna Dolly Davis

Dec 16, 2013
Fluidity
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Dolly Davis ’03 Architecture/Landscape/Interiors is Senior Project Designer at Fluidity, a water feature design firm in L.A.

I act as a consultant to many architects and landscape architects around the world. My work allows me to develop my knowledge of architecture while also exposing me to design problems seldom encountered in most offices. It’s challenging and rewarding, but more importantly, it’s fun!

Working at a company with global projects has given me the opportunity to travel. I spent eight months overseeing the construction of a project in Dubai. I never would have expected to find myself in a foreign country as my company’s sole representative. In my downtime I was able to explore the region and even learned to snowboard at the indoor ski slope, a surreal experience. It was a huge period of growth for me, both personally and professionally.
I always knew I wanted to be an artist but when I discovered Otis’ A/L/I program, I saw that architecture was a career that could be both fun and rewarding.

For several years after completing my BFA degree,  I worked at Fluidity. I decided to pursue a masters in architecture degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago to advance my career. Graduate study had not been part of my plan but I found that I was well prepared for the program. I returned to L.A. and my job at Fluidity with renewed energy. Keeping a finger on the pulse of academia has helped me stay engaged in and excited about my professional work, which is why I am a teaching assistant at Otis! It all comes full circle. Sharing my perspective with students while they share their ideas with me is stimulating.

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