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Franklin Sirmans
Art Critic, Editor, Writer, Curator
Class of
1983
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Franklin Sirmans

Art Critic, Editor, Writer, Curator
Class of
1983
Franklin Sirmans is the director of Pérez Art Museum Miami. Prior to this, he served as the department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Menil Collection in Houston. He is also known as a critic, editor and writer. His curatorial credits include “NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith,” an examination of spirituality in contemporary art, “Basquiat,” and “Steve Wolfe: On Paper.” He is the former U.S. Editor of Flash Art and former editor-in-chief of art at AsiaPacific magazines.
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Susanna Sonnenberg
Author
Class of
1979
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Susanna Sonnenberg

Author
Class of
1979
Susanna Sonnenberg is a successful author of The New York Times best-selling memoirs Her Last Death and She Matters. Her essays have appeared in Elle, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parenting and other magazines.
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Lorna Thomas
Executive Producer; Partner of Mad Dog Films
Class of
1981
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Lorna Thomas

Executive Producer; Partner of Mad Dog Films
Class of
1981
Lorna Thomas is an Executive Producer at Discovery Communications, responsible for overseeing shows for Investigation Discovery (ID) and Discovery Life. She recently executive produced “Hate In America,” a special for ID featuring the work of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Previously, she was a co-executive producer at ITV Studios where she oversaw production and post-production of the A&E television series “The First 48.”
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Lynn Vogelstein
Attorney
Class of
1980
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Lynn Vogelstein

Attorney
Class of
1980
Lynn Vogelstein is a supervising attorney for the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, an organization with a mission to provide holistic and high-quality legal representation to protect parents’ due process rights while promoting access to benefits and services families need to remain safe and stable.
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Sasha Wilson
Co-Founder, Bronx Community Impact Charter School
Class of
1984
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Sasha Wilson

Co-Founder, Bronx Community Impact Charter School
Class of
1984
Sasha Wilson and his partner, Kendra Sibley, are founders of Bronx Community Impact Charter School, a kindergarten through eighth grade school in the Bronx. As a school founded on Manhattan Country School’s principles, BCICS’ mission statement declares, “All members of our school community will be committed to making thoughtful choices, advancing democratic values, and effecting change in the broader community.”

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