About the Pool

The Pool is the alumni magazine of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), a nationally recognized visual and performing arts college located in Valencia, Calif. The magazine is published online twice a year at the end of each semester by the CalArts Office of Marketing and Communications. The Pool is sent to alumni, parents of current students, friends of CalArts, and distributed on campus to faculty, students and interested applicants. 

The mission of the publication is to inform and entertain readers; to engage alumni and friends with feature stories and short items that profile CalArtians recognized for excellence in their fields and m├ętiers. A robust section of Class Notes includes all written submissions and selected images of alumni and their work.

We hope The Pool and thepool.calarts.edu help all CalArts alumni to connect, reconnect and network professionally with their peers, classmates, faculty and friends, as well as to foster pride in the Institute among all of its 20,000+ graduates worldwide.

PRESIDENT
Ravi S. Rajan

VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT
Natalie Farrar Adams

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Marylou Ferry

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Christine N. Ziemba

WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Daniel In, Gagandeep Singh

ART DIRECTION 
Stuart Smith (Art MFA 02), Julie Moon (Art MFA 11)

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS FOR THE POOL #10
Katie Dunham, Sharon Knolle, Juliet Bennett Rylah, Adam Smeltz, Jean Trinh, Taya Zoormandan

VIDEOGRAPHY
Nicolas Savignano (Film/Video MFA 15)

INSTITUTE PHOTOGRAPHY
Rafael Hernandez (Art BFA 11)

COPY EDITOR
Caroline Pardilla

WEBSITE PRODUCTION FOR THIS ISSUE
Julie Moon, Debbie Stears, Taya Zoormandan

POOL #10 VIDEO CREDITS AND THANKS 
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Tucker Phillips/Norse Projects, Champion Studio, Wave Books, Sujin Kim, Sichong Xie, Don Mee Choi, and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 


Contributing writers, photographers, and graphic designers for The Pool and thepool.calarts.edu are often CalArts alumni and/or Institute faculty and staff. Additional contributors are drawn from a community of talented freelance creative professionals conversant in specific areas of content.

To contact The Pool editorial team or submit story ideas, please email thepool@calarts.edu.