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Welcome New Marlborough Faculty and Staff

We are delighted to welcome a new group of faculty and staff to our community!

We are delighted to welcome a new group of faculty and staff to our community!

Alexa Almazan, Associate Director of Major Gifts, joins Marlborough from UCLA where she was most recently the Associate Director of Development responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual prospects with a major gift capacity. Prior to that position, Alexa spent several years working in various divisions of UCLA in a Development capacity. Alexa holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge and a B.A. Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Julianna Arnold (Class of 1987), Associate Director of Alumnae Relations, joins Marlborough with over twelve years of experience designing multi-faceted marketing, communications, and business platforms. Julianna was most recently Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Dignified Foods International. She has also held senior-level marketing positions with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and the Futures Group. Julianna holds a B.A. Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.P.A. degree from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey.

Jenna Corliss, History & Social Sciences, has a B.A. from Brown University and a Master's Degree in United States History from UC San Diego. Jenna comes to us from Sage Hill School in Newport Beach. Jenna earned a Fulbright Fellowship in Korea, where she was an English Teacher and Cultural Ambassador. While at Brown, she earned the Theresa E.Trifari Fellowship Award for a Promising Future in Teaching and an Academic All-American, Northeast Region as a member of the Women's Cross Country Team. Jenna was busy this summer reading AP US History papers and in her spare time she continues to pursue long distance running.

Dr. Marisa Crandall, Director of Education and Counseling Services, joins Marlborough from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy where she was Director of Educational and Counseling Services. There she was responsible for promoting and directing the educational and social-emotional needs of up to 1,100 students. She also provided direct educational and psychological care to 465 Upper School students and their families. Dr. Crandall holds Ph.D. and M.A. Degrees in Clinical Developmental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a B.A. Degree in Psychology from Clark University.

Andrea Fuentes, World Languages, joins the Marlborough community as a Spanish teacher. Previously she taught French and Spanish at De Toledo High School and Campbell Hall. Andrea attended UCLA where she received a B.A. in Linguistics and French with a minor in Political Science and a Certification in Court Translation and Interpretation. She attended the Université Michel De Montaigne, Bordeaux, France where she studied Linguistics, French Literature and Contemporary French Politics and holds a Master's Degree in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, The Klingenstein Center. Andrea likes to help those in need by tutoring at Casa Libre, a homeless youth shelter for unaccompanied minors in Downtown Los Angeles, and acting as a mentor for Los Angeles Team Mentoring.

Lee Hamill, Science, joins Marlborough as a Physics teacher. Lee has a B.A. in Environmental Analysis and Policy and a B.A. in Physics, both from Boston University. Currently, Lee is working on her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Southern California and is hoping to complete it this year. Most recently Lee has been a Math and Science teacher at Fusion Academy in Los Angeles. She has been a Fellow at the BELA Fellowship, University of Southern California and also an assistant teacher in the Department of Materials Science at the University of Southern California. Lee likes to keep herself busy writing, doing research and presenting papers.

Nehemiah Harvey, Database Coordinator, was previously the Administrative Assistant for Institutional Advancement at Antioch University. In that position, Nehemiah maintained the Raiser's Edge database, updated student and alumni records, and tracked charitable donations. He also has extensive writing experience and was a Freelance Copywriter for Disney Consumer Products. Nehemiah holds an M.F.A. Degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University and a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California, Riverside.

Gina Kelly, Visual Arts Department, joins Marlborough as an Art teacher, substitute teaching for Chelsea Dean while Chelsea is on maternity leave for the first six weeks of the year. Currently, Gina is studying for her M.F.A. in Studio Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has studied film and video at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France. Gina is a Freelance Animated Filmmaker, and spent some time as an adjunct professor at Cypress College in the Department of Art & Media. In 2016, Gina was the Featured Filmmaker in the Cinewomen Magazine Biennial Edition and had screenings at the Portland Women's Film Festival and Ethnografilm Paris Film Festival.

Cindi Kusuda, Designer, joins the Marlborough Communications team. Cindi has several years of experience as a Graphic Designer for the Fowler Museum, the Japanese American National Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, all in Los Angeles. Cindi holds a B.F.A. Degree in Graphic Design from the California Institute of the Arts.

Amanda Wells Lovrien (class of 1995), Violets Giving Circle, has a B.A. from the University of Virginia. In her most recent years, Amanda has been self employed as an event producer executing projects for clients including ESPN, Sundance Film Festival, NFL, BET, Mountain Dew, LA Marathon, and private celebrity events. She was also a board member and president of Project Play which focuses on music, sports, and arts to raise funds and give in-kind gifts to charities in the Los Angeles areas. Project Play partners include YMCA, Dodgers, Gabriella Foundation, LACMA, and the LA Philharmonic among others.

Dr. Daniel Lynch, History & Social Sciences, has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley, a Master's Degree in World History from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in United States History from UCLA. Daniel has worked at UCLA as a Department of History K-12 Outreach Coordinator, a University Supervisor of Student Teachers of History-Social Science, and History Teacher. In Daniel's spare time he likes to write, hold radio and round table interviews, give lectures, and present papers.

Ashley Myers-Turner, Communications Manager, joins Marlborough with experience as a writer, photographer, and editor for both print and online publications. Ashley has worked with, KPCC/Southern California Public Radio, A Fresh Chapter Cancer Non-Profit, and Outdoor Photographer Magazine, among other organizations, creating and managing editorial content and social media. She holds an M.S. Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute and a B.A. Degree in Cognitive Science from Rice University.

David Sainsily, World Languages, will join the Marlborough community as a French teacher. David previously taught French & Global Studies at Windward School and served as French Language Director for the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy. David has native fluency in French and also speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Creole. David attended the University of Paul Velery (Montpellier, France) where he earned his B.A. in English and Portuguese studies. David has his thesis and 1st year of courses in the Master's Program for Teaching French as a Foreign Language completed.

Lizi Watt, Performing Arts, joined the Marlborough community in January 2016. Lizi has a B.A in Theatre & Anthropology from Rhodes College and an MFA in Theatre from Naropa University. Lizi is a writer, actor, producer, director, guest artist, and educator. Lizi is a co-founder of Band of Toughs in Boulder, Colorado, and The International Theatre Collective in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2013, Lizi has been involved as a director, creator, and writer in the following Marlborough productions: Project 125, Roald Dahl's The BFG, Pinocchio, Alone Together, and It's a Girl.

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