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 

    Associate Manager of Advancement

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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 is a birth and postpartum doula in Los Angeles. Through her company, Bearing Heart, she supports families by taking the fear out of birth and helping moms and dads in their transitions into parenthood. Giving back to her community is one of her greatest passions, and she volunteers her time with Our House Grief Support Center and the Joy in Birthing Foundation.

As well as serving on the Archer Alumni Board, she is a junior board member for MOMS Orange County, a nonprofit that provides prenatal and postpartum support for underserved women.
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.

As a Summer Law Clerk for the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School in 2016, Leasly worked with clients to assess their immigration status and options for relief, completing DACA applications, naturalization applications, and more. In her current role as Clinical Administrative Coordinator at Loyola Law School, she provides management and paralegal support for clinical faculty and coordinates internships for live-client legal clinics. And since 2009, Leasly has been a mentor and referee for America Scores LA, a non-profit that uses soccer, poetry and service to empower Los Angeles urban youth.

Leasly is now pursuing her J.D. at Southwestern Law School. At Southwestern, Leasly is currently enrolled in the Removal Defense Clinic, taking on active asylum cases and preparing the cases for upcoming hearings before an immigration judge.
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. Recently she formed GenslerClipp, an architecture, design, and research practice based in California.

Prior to GenslerClipp, she held design positions at a variety of firms around the world – from Los Angeles to Rwanda. She is adjunct faculty at Woodbury University in Burbank and Santa Monica College. 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 also 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 received her B.A. in English from Yale University and worked as a reporter-researcher at Vanity Fair magazine in New York for four years. She returned to Yale for her J.D. and has worked as a fellow at the ACLU's National Prison Project in Washington, D.C., an associate attorney in private practice, and a law clerk on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

She is now a Trial Attorney in the Special Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where she investigates and litigates cases to defend the civil rights of people incarcerated in state and local jails, prisons, and other institutions. Helen has written for legal publications as well as for a broader audience, on diverse topics including solitary confinement, open access laws, and artists' rights. She lives in the D.C. area 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 began her studies at the University of Chicago. Throughout her undergraduate years, Clio was a Research Assistant in a translational genomics lab at UChicago Medicine, an International Trade and Health Policy Intern at a Washington D.C. based trade association, and a Criminal Division Intern at the U.S. Attorney’s office. 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 and Medical Ethics 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.

She began earning her J.D. last fall at Yale Law School. At Yale, Clio currently works in the gender violence clinic--representing victims of domestic violence in court, volunteers at a student led legal services organization run out of a free medical clinic, and serves on the editorial board of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. She is interested in working in the intersection of health law, biotechnology, and bioethics in the future. 
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