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Kristoffer Diaz
BA '99 - Dramatic Writing, Literature, and History

At GallatinAlbert Gallatin Scholar; NYU Florence study away; co-chair and multi-year participant of the Gallatin Arts Festival

Post GallatinNYU Tisch School of the Arts, MFA, Dramatic Writing; Brooklyn College, MFA, Performing Arts Management; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the 2011 OBIE Award for Best New American Play; 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of Drama and Performance Art; writer and showrunner for Glow and Rent: Live; Gallatin faculty member


Jennifer Clement
BA ’82 - English Literature and Anthropology

Post GallatinUniversity of Southern Maine, MFA, Literature; President of PEN International; Gun Love awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, named a 2018 New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, a 2019 National Book Award finalist, and a TIME magazine top 10 books of 2019


Keli Goff
BA ’01 - The Political Role of Theatre and Film in the United States

At GallatinVisited Frederick Douglass’s House in Washington, DC, with the Gallatin Dean's Scholars program

Post GallatinColumbia University, MS, Strategic Communications; producer, nominated for two Emmy Awards for the Netflix documentary Reversing Roe; NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series for Being Mary Jane; columnist for The Daily Beast and Huffington Post; NPR contributor; author of Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence and The GQ Candidate


Midori Goto
BA '00 - Psychology and Gender Studies

Post GallatinNYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, MA; celebrated concert violinist; named 1988 Artist of the Year by the Japanese government, awarded the 2001 Avery Fisher Prize, and the 2010 Kennedy Center Gold Medal in the Arts; Judge Widney Professor of Music Chair at the University of Southern California; founder, Midori & Friends, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing music to children in New York City


Michelle Dorrance
BA ’01 - Concepts of American Race in Relationship to Democracy in American Culture

Post GallatinInternationally renowned tap dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher, and director; founder and Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance; awarded a 2015 MacArthur Award; 2011 recipient of the Bessie Award


John Ridley
BA '87 - East Asian Languages

Post GallatinWinner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave; creator and showrunner of the critically acclaimed ABC series American Crime; writer and director of the documentary film Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992; author of seven novels and regular contributor to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR’s Morning Edition; co-founder, Nō Studios


Jane Rosenthal
BA ’77 - Film and Television

At GallatinProduced The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at The Actors Studio

Post GallatinCo-founder, CEO, and executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises, a media company that encompasses Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Studios, and the Tribeca Film Institute; recipient of the 2011 Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership; producer of film and television, including the comedy franchise Meet the Parents; producer and Emmy nominee for When They See Us; producer and Oscar nominee for Best Picture for The Irishman


Alphonso Saville
BA ’02 - African American/Black Studies and Creative Writing

At GallatinCompleted independent studies at New York Theological Seminary

Post GallatinMemphis Theological Seminary, MA; Religious Studies; Emory University, PhD, Religious Studies, Africana Studies; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of American Religion and Slavery, Georgetown University


Christy Turlington Burns
BA ’99- Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy

At GallatinStudied Renaissance Art and Literature in Florence, Italy; attended Gallatin Humanities Seminar in Italy

Post GallatinColumbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, MPH; founder Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization devoted to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother; directed the film No Woman, No Cry; author of Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice (Hyperion 2002); 2014 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people


Barbara Whitman
BA ’88 - Liberal Arts

Post GallatinColumbia University, MFA, Theatre Management and Producing; Tony Award-winning producer of The Humans, Fun Home, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and producer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal


Christina Ryan
BA ’98 - Biology and Dance

At GallatinAn Albert Gallatin Scholar

Post GallatinPennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD and PhD Medicine and Immunology; pediatric hospitalist, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ


Cary Goldstein
BA ’96 - Poetry and Religions

At GallatinCo-recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Poetry Prize; Editor, The Gallatin Review and The Minetta Review

Post GallatinHead of curation at WaitWhat; adjunct professor in the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia University; Advisory Editor of The Paris Review; VP/Executive Director of Publicity and a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster