American Studies

Emma Pearl Gerson

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Emma is currently an Executive Assistant at Interscope Records. In tandem, she pursues an independent career in the arts as a musician, visual artist, and writer.

Olivia M. Tai

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Olivia is pursuing a career in music and the creative arts. She works as a Marketing Assistant for a local music venue in her hometown of San Diego, and hopes to establish herself in the music business and work at a record label.

Ava Eleanor Olson

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Ava attended the Tin House Summer Workshop as a member of the 2023 Short Fiction cohort and currently works as a Course Reader in the American Studies department. If all goes well, they will be pursuing a PhD by Autumn 2024, studying Indigenous resource management and human-animal encounters on the American landscape.

Oona Fitzpatrick

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After graduating with a double major in American Studies and Sociology, Oona began work as a mitigation investigator at Community Resource Initiative. As a mitigator, Oona works alongside people facing the death penalty and their families to tell holistic, life-affirming stories that challenge the singular narrative of justice imposed by the state.