Alumni News Briefs

Pitzer graduates never stop. In the midst of a pandemic, they kept on creating, inspiring change, and making headlines. Here are some brief-but-spectacular (to borrow from an entry below) items about alumni in the news.

Mere Abrams ’10 and Anna Graham ’10 and their company, Urbody, are profiled in CNBC’s story “How these friends created a functional undergarment brand for trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people

CHERP Inc., the Claremont-based nonprofit founded and run by Devon Hartman ’77, launches CHERP Solar Works.

The Los Angeles Times features Ana Iwataki ’21 in its article “A new generation hopes to turn activism to fight Asian hate into a sustained movement

The New York Times article “At a Cultural Hub in Bethlehem, Art Thrives in the Fray” profiles the Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir Center for Art and Research, which filmmaker Annemarie Jacir ’96 cofounded with her father, Yusuf Nasri Jacir, and sister, Emily Jacir.

The Children’s Foundation of America names Jacqueline Legazcue ’10 a Volunteer Action Hero for her work creating projects and fundraisers for children in foster care.

Writing under the name Kai Adia, Kai McDaniel ’18 publishes a book of poetry, The Depths of Anima, through the independent publishing house Bee Infinite Publishing McDaniel co-founded.

Matt Nathanson ’95 shares his take on getting older, gaining confidence, and finding his voice on PBS NewsHour’s Brief But Spectacular series.

Calvin Siegel ’10, with Sable Elyse Smith, creates In that Empire, a book described as “a conversation, an experimental cartography bound by each initial decision.”