Campus Life

Contact Information

Phone: 1-415-618-8207

Email: campuslife@academyart.edu

Location

Mailing Address: 2801 Leavenworth St. San Francisco CA, 94102

Fitness & Recreation

Contact Information

Email: aaurecreationwellness@gmail.com

Gym Hours:

Daily: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

Location

620 Sutter on the 7th floor

Pool Schedule:

Sunday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Friday: 9 am.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Alumni Association

Contact Information

Email: alumni@academyart.edu

Veteran Affairs

Contact Information

Phone: 1-415-618-6451

Fax: 1-415-618-6290

Email: VA@academyart.edu

Location

VA Certifying Official for Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University

Attn: VA Certifying Official

79 New Montgomery St.

San Francisco, CA 94105

International Services

Contact Information

Tel: 1-415-274-2208

Fax: 1-415-618-6278

Email: intlservices@academyart.edu

Office Hours

Administrative Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

International Student Advisor Drop-In Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Closed on University Holidays

Location

International Services

Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery St., 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

Campus Housing
Mauri Adkins

Student Accounts Coordinator

Home Town: Emporia, Kansas

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.

Lauren Bohlin

Assistant Director of Housing

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.

Sara Dam

Resident Director

Home Town: Sioux City, Iowa

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech & Hearing Sciences – University of Iowa
  • Master of Science, College Student Personnel – Western Illinois University

 

Professional Profile:

  • Director of High School Summer College Activities, Stanford University
  • LGBTQA Resource Center Graduate Assistant, Western Illinois University
  • House Director, Stanford University
  • Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Western Illinois University
  • Resident Assistant, University of Iowa

 

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I appreciate the daily inspiration I get from interacting with students that are extremely passionate, talented, and driven. Every day I get to have meaningful, rewarding conversations with students that allow us to learn something new from one another.

Mario Fuentez

Resident Director

Home Town: Stockton, California

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – University of the Pacific
  • Master of Arts, Educational Administration and Leadership – University of the Pacific

 

Professional Profile:

  • Director/Coordinator, Division of Student Life, University of the Pacific
  • Director of Development, St. Mary’s Dinning Hall, Nonprofit Agency
  • Enrollment Services Counselor, Office of Admission, University of the Pacific

 

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I enjoy having the opportunity to work so closely with gifted and talented artistic-minded students. Supporting their personal development and mentoring is truly a rewarding experience for me.

Sam Garland

Administrative Assistant

Home Town: Russellville, Arkansas

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Geology – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Master of Arts, Illustration – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

 

Professional Profile:

  • Co-creator of comic book series Figments, Fall Forward, and Father Robot
  • Geologist, Federal, State, and private organizations
  • US Peace Corps volunteer, PRC China

 

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: I enjoy being in a creative environment, surrounded by other artists and professionals. The people I encounter every day here encourage me to push the limits of my own passion as I learn more about new worlds of artistic expression.

Sarah Giunta

Resident Director

Home Town: Plano, Texas

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Photography – Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Master of Fine Arts, Fashion & 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!

Cecilly Janocha

Assignment Coordinator

Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts

Education:

  • Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Massachusetts – Continuing Education in Psychology & 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.

Devin Marine

Administrative Assistant

Home Town: Santa Clara, California

Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Photography – Academy of Art University

 

Professional Profile:

  • Environmental Intern 3, Walden West Outdoor School
  • Resident Assistant, Academy of Art University
  • Senior Resident Assistant, Academy of Art University

 

Favorite Part about Working at Academy of Art University: Working as a resident assistant and a senior resident assistant gave me the opportunity to meet a ton of people from all walks of life. I love seeing the growth not only as residents from the beginning of the year to the end but as artists as well. I’m glad I got the opportunity to become a member of the operations team working for the housing department.

Sara Mueller

Associate Director of Housing

Home Town: Chillicothe, Ohio

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 & 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.

Victor Postemski

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.

Lennon Prothro-Jones

Assistant Director of Housing

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 – 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.

Angy Sosa

Resident Director

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.

Jake Sproul

Resident Director

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

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.

Jon Vaughn

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.

Virginia Webb

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.