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Victor Postemski

Victor Postemski

Position:Director of Housing & Residence Life

Home Town:Windham, Connecticut

Education:

  • Master of Public Administration - Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, History – Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Professional Profile:

  • Resident Assistant, Sacred Heart University
  • SGA Vice President for Finance, Sacred Heart University
  • Residence Director, Northeastern University
  • Director of Residence Life, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Interim Assistant Dean of Students, Residential Living & Learning, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: Witnessing the on-going growth and creative development of our students. The next Degas or Van Gogh may have sat on the couch in my office.

Sara Meuller

Sara Mueller

Position: Associate Director of Housing

Home Town: Chillicothe, OH

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Human Ecology – The Ohio State University
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School

Professional Profile:

  • Resident Assistant, OSU
  • Resident Manager, OSU
  • Residence Director, University of Cincinnati
  • Hall Director, Northern Kentucky University
  • Area Coordinator, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Boston
  • Coordinator of Community Standards, Babson College

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I enjoy learning about our students’ unique talents and career plans, and how I can engage and support them on their paths toward independence and success.

Lauren Bohlin

Lauren Bohlin

Position: Area Coordinator, Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate Communities

Home Town: San Antonio, Texas

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Radio, Television, and Film – University of North Texas
  • Master of Education, Higher Education – University of North Texas

Professional Profile:

  • New Student Orientation Leader, University of North Texas
  • First Year Experience Leader, University of North Texas
  • Graduate Assistant, New Student Orientation, University of North Texas
  • Student Development Specialist/Hall Director, University of North Texas
  • Resident Director, Academy of Art University

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I enjoy the relationships I have formed with both the Resident Assistants and students and I love watching them grow as they learn about themselves and others while attending the university. I enjoy knowing that I am able to make a positive impact on their lives while working with them on a daily basis.

Cullen Rude

Cullen Rude

Position: Area Coordinator, First Year Experience Communities

Home Town: Kenosha, Wisconsin

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology & Religious Studies – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Master of Arts, Counseling – University of North Dakota

Professional Profile:

  • Program Assistant, UW Oshkosh
  • Residence Hall Director, University of North Dakota
  • Practicum Counselor, University of North Dakota Counseling Center
  • Resident Director, Academy of Art University

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I enjoy working with the students on campus as it affords me the opportunity to observe them mature as young adults while they strive to shape their skills in their chosen field.

Jake Sproul

Jake Sproul

Position: Resident Director

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Education:

  • Master of Arts, Educational Administration & Leadership – University of the Pacific
  • Bachelor of Science, Journalism – Central Michigan University

Professional Profile:

  • Resident Assistant – Central Michigan University
  • Orientation Mentor – Central Michigan University
  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity – Central Michigan University
  • Residence Director – University of the Pacific
  • Marketing & University Communications Graduate Assistant – University of the Pacific
  • Leadership Programs Intern – California State University, Sacramento

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: The creativity that the students infuse into all aspects of campus life makes the Academy of Art University a truly unique and dynamic place to work.

Lennon Prothro-Jones

Lennon Prothro-Jones

Position: Resident Director

Home Town: Benicia, California

Education:

  • Graphic Design/Illustration – California State University, Long Beach
  • Bachelor of Science, Comparative Religious Studies – San Jose State University
  • Master of Arts, Education, Higher Education (in progress) – Ashford University

Professional Profile:

  • 49ers Shops Food Services, CSU Long Beach '02 - '04
  • Resident Advisor, San Jose State '05 - '07
  • Director of Campus Advising Affairs, San Jose State '07 - '08
  • National Communications Coordinator, San Jose State '07 - '08
  • Founding Member of the Cal Zeta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, San Jose State '06 - '08
  • Residence Life Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio '08-'11

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I love the atmosphere. As a student I studied Graphic Design and Illustration/Animation as my first loves (before starting my current profession). And it is always inspiring to be surrounded by not just talented artists, but amazing people. I very much enjoy being a part of their college experience and ideally their professional success.

Sarah Giunta

Sarah Giunta

Position: Resident Director

Home Town: Plano, TX

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Photography – Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Master of Fine Arts, Fashion and Commercial photography focus – Academy of Art University

Professional Profile:

  • Director of Scholarship, Alpha Phi International Women's Fraternity; Vice President of Chapter Operation, Alpha Phi International Women's Fraternity
  • Graduate Assistant, Academy of Art University Housing Department (2009 to 2012)
  • Internship, Photography, City Model Management, San Francisco, California
  • Clothed Figure Model, Academy of Art University -- Illustration Department
  • Internship, Photography -- Elevate Group, Dallas, Texas

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I love that I have the personal experience of being a graduate student at the Academy of Art University as well as the professional experience of being a Graduate Assistant with the Housing Department. It has really given me the ability to work closely with students and their parents. Even after graduating from the Academy, I am still inspired by the current students and staff I work with, as well as seeing so much excitement and potential in the new students!

Virginia Webb

Virginia Webb

Position: Resident Director

Home Town: Cut Bank, Montana

Education:

  • Master of Education, Loyola University – Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University – Chicago

Professional Profile:

  • Resident Assistant, Loyola University Chicago
  • Assistant Residence Community Coordinator, California State University – Chico
  • Graduate Intern, Northwestern University's LGBT Resource Center
  • Residence Director, Mills College

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: The students and their creativity and passion for their art and community.

Mauri Adkins

Mauri Adkins

Position: Administrative Assistant

Home Town: Emporia, KS

Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Animation & Visual Effects: 3D Character Animation – Academy of Art University

Professional Profile:

  • Resident Assistant, Academy of Art University
  • Assistant Manager - ARBYS Roast Beef Restaurants
  • Shift Manager - Gamestop

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: As a resident assistant I had the chance to really become involved with the many unique individuals that reside in campus housing. It was fun being a part of a growing community and I'm happy that I had the chance to transition into a professional position with the Academy.

Jon Vaughn

Jon Vaughn

Position: Resident Director

Home Town: Cookeville, Tennessee

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Marketing – Tennessee Technological University
  • Master of Arts – Educational Administration & Leadership with Student Affairs Emphasis – University of the Pacific

Professional Profile:

  • Field Consultant – Phi Gamma Delta International Fraternity
  • Center For Student Leadership Intern – University of California, Berkeley
  • Residence Director – University of the Pacific

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: • Having the chance to interact with so many talented and passionate students every day. Not to mention the amazing opportunity to work and live in San Francisco. I also love having the ability to directly impact and aid in the development of such a high caliber of students. It is such a rewarding experience.

Jonathan M. Calabretta

Jonathan M. Calabretta

Position: Resident Director, The Commodore Residence Hall and Overflow Housing

Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies, St. Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA
  • Master of Arts, College Student Development & Administration, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Professional Profile:

  • Resident Assistant, St. Joseph’s University
  • Admissions Representative, Universal Technical Institute
  • Student Community Service Coordinator, Shepherd University
  • Residence Hall Director, Shepherd University
  • Resident Director, Academy of Art University
  • Presenter to American College Personnel Association National Conference, 2010
  • Ancillary Program Chair for American College Personnel Association National Conference, 2012
  • California College Personnel Association Membership Chair

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: Artists communicate messages to all people, across any and all barriers. The opportunity to offer positive and affirming support to the challenges artists face now, and in changing our world for the better in the future, is priceless!

Cecilly Janocha

Cecilly Janocha

Position: Senior Administrative Assistant

Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts

Education:

  • Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Massachusetts - Continuing education in psychology and business management

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I love all the opportunity this school provides for not only students, but for the staff as well. I love watching all of the young talent walking around the building. Its astounding to think about all they will be able to offer the world. I like keeping busy in the office, and everyone I work with in the housing department.

Angy Sosa

Angy Sosa

Position: Resident Director, Howard Brodie Residence Hall and Edgar Degas Apartments

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Film Studies, Vassar College
  • Master of Fine Arts, Motion Pictures & Television, Academy of Art University

Professional Profile:

  • Resident Director, Academy of Art University
  • Graduate Assistant, Academy of Art University
  • Media Educator/Mentor, Children’s Media Project, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Residential Life Intern, Vassar College Alumnae/I Association

Favorite Part About working at Academy of Art University: I enjoy seeing how the students flourish and mature into greater artists and people. With such emotionally-driven fields, the brainstorming and creation process is one of the most intense and wonderful elements to see progress in someone’s life. The ability to offer my own experiences and serve as a resource for these new artists is one that leaves a great feeling lingering with me throughout the day.