Ambitious, Joyful Graduates

Welcome to the Archer Alumni Association! 

It’s not uncommon to hear Archer graduates call their alma mater their second home. When you notice the joy and warmth around campus, it’s no surprise why. Through the Archer Alumni Association, we invite you to share your expertise with current students during class, reminisce about throwback photos and campus traditions, visit your favorite teachers, attend a performance or game, reconnect with your classmates at an event, and more.

Welcome home!

With gratitude,
The Archer Advancement Office
 

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    Katelyn Downing 

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Why Alumni vs. Alumnae?

Archer uses the term "alumni" instead of "alumnae" to be inclusive of the gender identities of all Archer graduates. This change was introduced in 2018 and has since been included across our platforms.
 

Alumni Spotlights

Jenna Landi '05 is Head of Insights at Pinterest, where she uses the Taste Graph and other proprietary data to understand Pinner inspiration, discovery, and intentions. Having first started her research career at Nielsen, Jenna went on to become Research Manager in both London and New York, where she focused on global digital analytics. Following her time at Nielsen, Jenna was a founding member of the Google Human Truths team, using big and small data to better understand the way that different people use the Internet on behalf of Google's largest global brand partners.

Jenna has a master's degree in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics, where her dissertation focused on the quantification of a brand bias through Implicit Association Tests and well as explicit preferences and their impact on brand action behavior. She also has a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in American Studies, Business, and Film. The bi-coastal researcher and ambitious traveler now resides in L.A. with her husband Patrick, daughter Natalie, and pup Bridget.
Candy recently married the love of her life, Justin Ramirez-Hale, in a small courthouse ceremony. She then relocated to Oakland to start her first year at University of California San Francisco’s Masters Entry Program in Nursing. Candywill graduate as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2024. She is passionate about becoming a nurse midwife to help bridge the gap in health disparities that exist in birth for marginalized communities. Candy is having fun embarking on this new chapter, and exploring the Bay Area with her husband and two dogs.
During her four years studying at Duke University, Leasly was a tutor for America Reads/America Counts in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area. She developed lesson plans for students designed to enhance their vocabulary and math skills. In the summer of 2013, Leasly interned with Casa Mariposa in Tucson, Arizona, an organization that provides solidarity and support for people affected by the immigration-prison industrial complex, where she played a key role in their Letter Writing Program and planned immigration detention center visits. She has also volunteered her legal services regarding U.S. naturalization through Public Law Center, a pro-bono law firm that provides access to justice for low-income residents of Orange County.

Leasly is now pursuing her J.D. at Southwestern Law School. At Southwestern, Leasly took part in the Removal Defense Clinic, taking on active asylum cases and preparing the cases for upcoming hearings before an immigration judge. She also returned this summer as a remote extern with the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic to gain further experience in immigration law. She is an active member of Southwestern’s Latino/a Law Student Association and Immigration Law Student Association.
Adrienne has dedicated her life to serving her community through food justice and advocacy. In 2016, she founded Feed Our Soul, a non-profit fighting food insecurity in Black-American neighborhoods, and more so, a movement sharing the power of locally sourced food by installing hydroponic gardens and teaching community members how to cook their homegrown produce. Through community activism, Food Foundations Coaching, and Community Health Impact Programs (CHIP), her company continues the mission of spreading nutritional awareness in her hometown, South Central Los Angeles. The organization's Founding Five Project, has developed gardening clubs at Augustus Hawkins High School and Hype Park Elementary School. 

Adrienne leads by example, fulfilling their purpose statement everyday: “To build a strong community of health-conscious people who will break the cycle of food insecurity and develop a foundation of healthy habits for future generations, by using practical tools through the education of nutritional wellness and the use of natural ingredients to improve the overall well-being.” Adrienne uses education to inspire others to embrace nature and become the best version of themselves through the power of food. 
Aaron is a licensed architect, award-winning designer, educator, and thought leader working in Los Angeles. She is enthusiastic about  architecture and design education. She is also an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Chair of Undergraduate and Graduate Architecture Programs at Woodbury University in Burbank, and holds a seat on the board of trustees at California College of the Arts. Together with her partner, she formed GenslerClipp, an architecture, design, and research practice doing work throughout California. Prior to GenslerClipp, she held design positions at a variety of firms around the world – from Los Angeles to Rwanda.

After Archer, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in Vermont, where she received several accolades from the Middlebury Museum of Art, Chellis House, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her work. She earned a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, where she was honored with the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for her leadership and service. She recently completed research on typologies of the Californian High Desert as part of the Eidlitz Travel Fellowship through Cornell.
Vanessa Anderson ’03 is the Owner and Senior Account Executive at AM PR Group. Before launching the company in 2010, she worked in fashion and lifestyle PR. She has propelled a wide range of clients to the national and international stage.

Her current and previous client roster includes Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress Issa Rae from HBO's Insecure, Hollywood’s youngest Executive Producer and actress Marsai Martin, Grammy Award-winning artists Mustard and Ella Mai, entertainment news platform The Shade Room, the City of Los Angeles via the Destination Crenshaw Project, Amazon Studios, and Warner Bros. Studios where she and her staff ran publicity on various TV programs including The Real and TMZ.

Her tenacity, vivacious personality, and creative thinking have landed her clients in coveted outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, VOGUE, Forbes, The New York Times, Fader, People, Essence, EBONY, Us Weekly, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Fast Company. She and her company are committed to uplifting the stories and profiles of people of color, both in front of and behind the scenes.
Helen is a civil rights lawyer based in the Washington, D.C. area.  She is a passionate advocate for the enforcement of our civil rights laws to protect our most vulnerable citizens.  As a Trial Attorney in the Special Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Helen investigates and litigates cases to defend the civil rights of people incarcerated in state and local jails, prisons, and other institutions.  Her nationwide docket has included cases involving conditions of confinement, prisoners' access to adequate medical and mental health care, protection from sexual abuse and assault, LGBTI issues, and youth in the adult system.  
 
Before joining the DOJ, Helen worked as a fellow at the ACLU National Prison Project in Washington, D.C., served as a federal judicial law clerk, and worked as an associate attorney in private practice.  Helen earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2013, and her B.A. in English from Yale in 2006.  Prior to law school, she worked as a reporter-researcher at Vanity Fair magazine in New York City.  Helen lives with her husband and two daughters in Virginia.  She is an avid sourdough bread baker and enjoys practicing yoga and going on adventures with her family.
A graduate of Princeton, with a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Harvard University, with a Masters in Public Policy, Lauren is a Senior Engineer at SpaceX, where she has worked on several revolutionary projects including Falcon 9 as a Mission Integration Engineer, Crew Dragon as a Senior Systems Certification Engineer and a Senior Flight Reliability Engineer on the Chief Engineering team, and now on Starlink as a Senior Starlink Engineer.

Before SpaceX, Lauren spent time as a Mars robotics engineer at NASA/JPL, dating start-up founder, and medical device engineer who also gives talks about the power of STEM education, and in her words, “does her little part to help make the world more empathetic, joyful, and just.”
After graduating from Archer, Clio attended the University of Chicago. She graduated with her B.A. in the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine, focusing her thesis on the social and ethical implications of the commercial genetics industry. She then earned her master’s in Bioethics from Harvard Medical School. While there, she conducted an ethical analysis of incorporating genetic risk predictions into clinical psychiatry for the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and interned at The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Following her master’s, Clio began earning her J.D. at Yale Law School. At Yale, Clio worked in the gender violence clinic--representing victims of domestic violence in court, participated in the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project, externed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. She spent her 2L summer working at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and Susman Godfrey in LA. She will return to Kirkland & Ellis following graduation before completing a judicial clerkship with a federal judge. She is interested in working in the intersection of health law, life science litigation, and biotechnology in the future.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.