Class of 2012
Morgan Arenson is Manager of Foundation and Government Relations at the Whitney Museum of American Art. While studying arts administration at Teachers College, she was a graduate intern in Foundation Relations at the Museum of Modern Art. Prior to TC, she led the Digital Media and Learning Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and was Operations Manager at Acker Merrall & Condit, a wine store and auction house. Morgan helped found No Limit Wines, a small winery in Santa Barbara currently selling its third vintage. She holds degrees in History from Harvard College and Brown University.
Class of 2004
Daniel Gallant is the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. He previously served as Director of Theater & Talk Programs at the 92nd Street Y's Makor and Tribeca centers. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Crain's New York, the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Post; on MTV, NBC, NY1, CBS, Univision, BBC; and in anthologies from Vintage Books & Applause. He is a member of National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program and an alumni of the Devos Institute/Bloomberg Philanthropies Advanced Executive Roundtable.
Class of 2010
The arts have been a persistent passion in Sarah's life. Sarah studied flute performance and later worked as a freelance musician. Sarah pursued the Arts Administration Program at Columbia University in order to further explore the connection between arts and social justice. While in the program, Sarah recalls benefiting from the invaluable connections she made with her inspiring classmates and professors and the access to the Business School, which led her to interest in social enterprise. Upon graduation, Sarah moved west to manage corporate partnerships for a San Francisco-based social enterprise called Spark, which seeks to combat the high school dropout crisis. For the past two years, Sarah has worked at Square, a global mobile payments company, where she leads community relations and internal communications. Sarah continues as an active performer, most recently performing and recording with Magik Magik Orchestra in San Francisco.
Class of 2009
Elizabeth Sullivan started dancing at age 8 and danced professionally with the Cleveland and Boston Ballet companies. After retiring from dance, Elizabeth got her Bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College and moved to Italy to run the Dartmouth College Rome Center. While writing her master's thesis for the Arts Administration Program at Columbia University, Elizabeth found her next calling: working with young dancers. Elizabeth developed a wellness curriculum, became a certified coach, and started her own company--The Dancer's Toolkit--to promote her work with dancers and dance schools. Sullivan credits the opportunity to pursue independent research for the master's thesis and the experience of working with an outstanding group of peers, as some of the most valuable aspects of her experience in the Arts Administration program.