UC Davis, B.A. Art History, Native American Studies, minor
Noël earned her B.A. summa cum laude in art history with a minor in Native American studies from U.C. Davis. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the art and design of a local nineteenth-century picturesque cemetery and the social narrative of its aesthetics. She has worked for numerous art galleries and museum collections and most recently researched and wrote for several exhibits in Sacramento.
Originally from Brazil, Luiza Berthoud relocated to the Bay Area in 2014 to complete a BA in Art History at San Francisco State University. Her undergraduate thesis was selected for the de Young Museum’s Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium in 2016. After graduation, Berthoud was a fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Citizenship Cohort, which culminated in a presentation of her writings in the 2017 Public Square event.
Allison earned her B.A. summa cum laude in 2017 studying Greek and Roman antiquity. She received the Undergraduate Research Scholars Award at UCLA for her honor’s thesis “A New Neighborhood for an Old City: The Resettlement of the Athenian Agora in the Middle Byzantine Period” which was also published in UCLA’s undergraduate journal Aleph. Allison has performed archaeological fieldwork at the Roman forum of Grumentum in southern Italy and interned at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Amanda recently graduated form CSU Sacramento where she studied Art History. At CSUS, she was awarded the Raymond W. and Joyce Witt Scholarship in 2016. At UC Davis, she intends to study the role of women in art production as subjects, artists or patrons.
Grace received her B.A. from UC Davis in Art History with a minor in Human Rights in 2016. Her research interests include Islamic illuminated manuscripts and Persian poetry produced in the Timurid and Safavid Dynasties specifically allegorical representations of the Sufi doctrine. Grace has interned at The Pence Gallery in Davis. There she participated in research, development, PR for upcoming exhibits, helped with art installation and fundraising events.
Graham received hi B.A. from UC Irvine where he double majored in English and Art History. Now in his second-year in the MA program, Graham will write his master’s thesis on the artist James McNeill Whistler and focus on the influence of Japanese prints on Whistler’s nocturne paintings of the Thames.
Katharine Schultz received her BA in Art History from UC Davis with an emphasis in architectural history. During her undergraduate career, she completed a thesis examining the Arcadian landscapes of William Blake and Samuel Palmer. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British art and seventeenth-century Chinese painting. During her time at Davis, Katharine has also explored art curation and education through internships at Pence Gallery and The Basement Gallery.
Case Western Reserve University, B.A. Art History, Anthropology
Caitlin Schwarz completed her undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2017. She received her BA in Art History as well as Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology and a minor in French. Her research interests lie in the art of the high to late medieval periods of the Western world and specifically in how the holy and secular human body is depicted and therefore perceived.