Alumni

Texas Exes

Where Are they Now?

Many alumni of the Semester in Los Angeles Program return to Los Angeles to pursue their careers. Here is a sampling of what some of them are doing now.

2016 Alumni

David Lara Digital Media Producer NFL Network
Ian Devoglaer Production Hey Qween
Ian Eisenberg Set Production Assistant "Hawaii Five-0"
Jake Palmer Development Stream.tv
Jordon Lamping Freelance Motion Graphics Converse Marketing Inc
Maria del Bosque Production Coordinator Encore Entertainment
Marina Delgado Content Operations Coord. CinemaNow
Mason Young Vault Coordinator Picture Shop Post
Michael Park  Develoment Coordinator TopRat Productions
Nelson Jimenez Office Production Assistant Scott Free Productions
Payton Orr Associate Producer F84 Games
Rachel Nursey Front Desk Receptionist Room for Growth
Sam Mannetti Assistant WME NYC
Sarah Barr Research Coordinator Variety Insight
Simon Lew Archivist Rock Paper Scissors LLC
Thomas Houser Production Assistant "Brooklyn Nine Nine"

2015 Alumni

Ali Gould Associate Producer Awesomeness TV
April Sanchez Production Assistant "DUSK TIL DAWN"
Brianna Villareal Recording Engineer North Hollywood Sound
Chloe Morris Floater Program WME
Christopher Casanova Producer's Assistant "Limitless"
Colin McLaughlin Production Assistant "Henry Danger"
Daisy Gonzalez Research Coordinator Variety Insight
Greer Stanley Assistant WME
J. Nava Assistant Echo Lake Entertainment
Jamie Pross Assistant ICM
Jenn Kaminski Production Assistant Herzog & Company
Joelle Gringarten Assistant Paradigm
Jordan Dempsey Assistant CAA
Katie Arcos Assistant E!
Kim Terrazas Floater Program WME
Ladan Ghannadpour Office Admin. Wymsee
Lisa Ramón Floater Program CAA
Mandy Mullarkey Assistant Open Road Entertainment
Matt Hill Assistant Paradigm NYC
Maxine Shepard Production Assistant Last Call With Carson Daly
Melissa Blain Licensing Assistant 10th Street Entertainment
Mezuo O'Kehie Social Media Music Marketing  Crowd Surf
Michael Quinn Assistant Voltage Pictures
Minerva Zapata Office Assistant Blumhouse
Rachel So Assistant ICM Partners
Robert Reyes Receptionist Alcon TV
Sam Tofsted Assistant Vertigo Entertainment
Sean Przano Admin. Assistant RocketJump Studios
Shae Tomlinson Producer's Assistant Hurwitz Creative
T'Rayus Johnson Accenture Ads Analyst Facebook
Taylor Brooks Assistant

Velvet Hammer

Taylor Thornton Assistant Echo Lake Entertainment
Trey Wootton Assistant ICM Partners

2014 Alumni

Amanda Koleckar Assistant Bad Hat Harry Prods.
Aaron Fair Coordinator Disney Media
Aaron Pepper Assistant Editor Maker Studios
Amy Boa Production Secretary "Little Big Shots"
Brittney DuFriend Dailies Technician Bling Digital
Bryan Stankus Executive Assistant The Jackal Group
Chelsea Klingenberg Assistant Editor InSync + BemisBalkind
Christine Young Assistant CAA
Emily Hughes Assistant CAA
Enrique Garay Publicity Jazo PR
Erin Zimmerman Post Production PA "Scandal"
Francis Butler Rental Equipment Services Birns & Sawyer
Hunter Goulden Production Assistant Game Show Network
Iván Ovalle Assistant Editor London Alley
Jackson Fraser Assist. to AD/Post Assistant "Paternity Court"
Jamie E Laski Assistant CAA
Jennifer Brofer Exec Asst/Creative Executive Footprint Features
Joel Strubhar Post Production Assistant "Running Wild"
Johnathan Tynan Executive Assistant Mosiac Media Group
Justin Graver Executive Assistant Rolston Photography
Kari Shrode Digital Production Tiny Riot/Freemantle
Kyle Mann Writers' Prod. Assistant "Angie Tribeca"
Lauren Hundley Assistant CAA
Leah Perez Freelance Editor Maker Studios
Lorraine Caffery Assistant CAA
Meg London-Boche Assistant to President Hyde Lake
Morgan Long Assistant Gersh Agency
Natalie Rinehart Assistant in Aquisitions Focus Features
Patrick Parham Assistant 3 Arts Entertainment
Paul Presley Assistant McKeon Myones Ent.
Ryan Heckel Page Paramount Pictures
Shayem Khan Assistant CAA
Taylor Rico Office Manager/Producer EventFilming.net
Will Quade Receptionist Echo Lake

2013 Alumni

Amanda Morones Digital/Social Content Editor  DeFranco Creative
Allie Watson Executive Assistant Calamity Jane Entertainment
Breannah Gibson Post Production Coordinator "Fear The Walking Dead"
Brett Seidler Assistant ICM Partners
Christian Wolf Associate Creative Advertisng Group
Christina Toth Asst. Motion Picture Music Paramount Pictures
Claire Brody Assistant ABC Family / Disney Channel
Claudia Sifuentes Executive Assistant CAA
Creston Whittington Assistant Broad Green Pictures
Daniel Genthe Assistant Lawrence Bender Productions
Demi Adejuyigbe Office Manager Animation Domination HD
Dianna Janopoulous Marketing Design Consultant MGM TV
Hillary Plocheck Assistant CONAN
Jennifer Howton Executive Assistant CAA
Jessica Pugh Assistant to COO Focus Features
Jessica Ramirez Artist & Media Relations Rep Cosmica Artists
Jillian Willard Assistant FOX Television
John Warder Partner Content Assistant Funny Or Die
Joshua Duggan Associate Producer Red 14 Films
Kelly Johnson Production Assistant "Big Brother"
Kelsi Fleming Assistant The Kohner Agency
Kevin Carlson Production Assistant South Park
Kimberley Chiang Assistant 3 Arts Entertainment
Lauren Brooks Production Assistant Herzog & Company
Lauren Shelton Asst. to SVP of Film Strategy Universal
Linda Huang Account Executive BWR
Marc Hall Assistant Editor Secret Headquarters
Matt Reznick Assistant CAA
Melissa DeVarney Videographer/Editor ILC Films
Miguel Johnson Acquisitions Coordinator Freestyle Releasing
Nicki Prian Editor Cut To Create
Phil Buatti Executive Assitant Participant Media
Sam Chatterton Marketing Rogue Planet
Sarai Sauceda Executive Assistant The Glick Agency
Siri Svay Associate Editor Music Connection Magazine
Taylor Chapman Assistant Account Executive Weber Shandwick [Dallas]
Trey Burch Assistant Editor Ant Farm
Tia Hoover Post-Production The Farm: LA
Yash Mithani Production Assistant FOX Sports
Zack Parker Assistant to Head of TV Parkes+MacDonald Productions
Zoe Katleman Assistant Atlas Entertainment

2012 Alumni

Allison Hefner Assistant Division Camera
Andrew Pish Event Assistant Iconic Event Studios
Anna Thomson Freelance Video Editor Anna Elizabeth
Annette Villarreal Associate Producer Studio City Productions
Anthony Fisher Production Assistant "Garrison"
Blake Meier Casting Editor / Telepictures "Let's Ask America"
Brittany Weaver Production Finance Admin. Warner Bros. Studios
Cesar Casanova
Office Assistant
K/O Paper Products
Christina Pfeiffer Marketing Assistant Postfontaine
Christopher Gaines Post-Production Assistant Glassman Media
Colleen Washington Agent Trainee APA
Cristine Cardenas Post Production Coordinator VICE Media
David Weiser Design Assistant  Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Duncan Morgan Production Operations ESPN
Elizabeth Breazile Design Production Assistant Starburns Industries
Elizabeth Walker Associate Producer VICE Media
Jenna Sanitsky Developt & Programs Asst. Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Jose Guzman Engineering Technician NASA TV Operations
Kellie Baldwin Audio "The Daytripper"
Kelly Williams Partner Support Specialist Maker Studios
Kevin Spillyards Post Production Supervisor Picture shop
Luis Vazquez Technical Assistant Rooster Teeth
Matt Vroman Technical Designer F84 Games
Matthew Danielewicz Field Production Crew Intersport
Megan Stewart Exec Asst. Market Research Paramount Pictures
Michael Slater Assistant Kintop Pictures
Nikki Stringfield Band Musician / Guitar Artist "The Mourning"
Sama'an Ashrawi Creative Executive Gunpowder & Sky
Sara Wehrheim Associate Partnerships Mgr. Twitter
Shea Jones Editor  The Picture Production Company
Steven Zurita Script Reader Blue Cats Screenplay
Trey Hicks Publicist Giant Noise
Tyler Eaton Office Production Assistant "Training Day" at CBS
Vicky Pham Executive Assistant MWP (Editorial House)
Zack Parker Development AMC (Shudder and Sundance Now)

2011 Alumni

Benton Bagot Assoc. Dir., Creative Media YouPlus Media
Blake Cole Entertainment Partnerships Facebook
Brooke Leal Music Marketing C3 Presents
Cat Hardy Assistant Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency
Caylie Dunnam Associate Producer Super Delicious
Emily Ricketson Office Assistant ActivePitch
Glenn Powell Actor "The Dark Knight Rises"
Hallease Narvaez Producer / Editor Big Picture Lab
James Pinedo Director of Film Production Paradisus Dei
Jason Serota Director of Development Dark Toy Entertainment
Jordan Steinert Assistant, Marketing Universal Music Group
Kimberly Clemons Production Whitney Casey Productions
Mark Becker II Support Concierge Volusion, Inc.
Oscar Montemayor Assistant CAA
Phil Prazan Freelance Reporter MWP Editorial
Priscilla Pham Executive Associate  
Riley Hinrichs Asst. Post Operations Mgr. Mind Over Eye/Motortrend Magazine

Shane Gibson

Lead Assist. Editor, Marketing Sony Pictures Television

Skylar Stone

Production Coordinator StereoD

2010 Alumni

Adam Morgan Production Assistant "Oz, Great & Powerful"
Alex McCrea Supervisor Worldwide Distrib. Paramount Pictures
Austin Harpole Production Assistant "Chicago Fire"
Chris Hewitt Media Coordinator DreamWorks Animation
Hannah Kitziger Associate Producer Ellen DeGeneres Show
Heather Benners Assistant The Third Floor, Inc. 
Helen Lin Junior Account Executive R&W Creative Group/M.A.D.E.
James Gubera Business Affairs The A List
Jared Bauer Co-Founder Wisecrack, Inc. 
Larissa Saenz Marketing Sierra / Affinity
Lindsey Lambert Casting Assistant Jen Halpern Productions
Madison M. Baker Assistant Editor The Ant Farm
Matthew Wingard Lead Editor "Family Game Night"
Nicole Garcia Colorist Roush Media
Raen Kirchner-Malone Assistant Evolution Entertainment
Samantha Hollon Founder Hollonwood Entertainment
Tony Noto Actor "Days Of Our Lives"

2009 Alumni

Alex Regnery Writer's Assistant "Orange Is The New Black"
Alison Ma Digital Media Supervisor Mediavest
Ashley Momtaheni Assistant Lin Pictures
Brett Roach Post-Production Assistant ABC Television
Gabriela Tijerina Sales & Marketing Assistant Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Jackie Reilman Director of Contracts VMI Worldwide
Jennifer Bahr Finishing Assistant Editor Ignition
Kelly Archer Disney Live Theatrical The Walt Disney Company
Kevin Rowe Manager Odenkirk Provissiero
Kristin Koch Animation Developmt. Coord. Nickelodeon
Kristina Soliz Technical Director KGBT Action 4 News
Laura Utt Regional Coord, NEast Bureau CBS News, NYC
Maritza Vargas Creative Executive Free Association
Mark Estrada Production Coordinator 23DFilms, Inc.
Matt Ingebretson Associate Producer "The Soup"
Melissa Mansour Line Producer's Assistant "The Neighbors"
Tamara Fernandez Assistant Happy Madison Productions
Tanner Griggs Promotions Producer KJTV-FOX34/Ramar Comm.

2008 Alumni

A.J. Mayers Creative Coordinator Universal Pictures
Aaron Serna Staff Writer "Malibu Country"
Andrew Moncrief Development Assistant Morgan Creek Films
Barrett C. Edison Actor "Todd Lucas"
John Lang Assistant Rough & Tumble Films
Kimberley Rizzo Business Develop. Assoc. 505 Games
Matt Beales Assistant CAA
Pace Rommel Manager, Film Licensing Sony Music
Sarah Eshelman Video Production Manager LifeSize / Logitech
Scott Dow Production Assistant E! Entertainment News
Shea Sinclair Manager, Broadcast/Video The Weinstein Company
Warnessa Hightower Executive Assist./Story Editor Je'Caryous Johnson Ent.

2007 Alumni

Andrew English TV Prod. Accounting Clerk Showtime
Chris Babb Assistant WME
Christian Sosa Producer “The Eves”
Connor Kilpatrick Script Coordinator "Mike & Molly"
Eric Fischman Associate Producer "American Idol"
Garrett Rowe Insurance Agent Firemans Fund
Howard Tannenbaum TV Literary Agent ICM Partners
James Leffler Assistant / Writer/Director Warner Bros. / "Forev"
Jo Lammert Co-Owner White Whale Games
Kendall Beard Top 32 Finalist “American Idol”
Kevin Shivers Music Agent WME
Rane Laymance Supervising Producer "Celebrity Name Game"
Veronica Leone Associate Attorney Costa, Abrams, & Coate

2006 Alumni

Alana McCarthy Executive Assistant Bolthouse Productions
Ashley Stephenson Post-Production Coord. “Private Practice”
Catherine Baggett Music Business Affairs Walt Disney Studios Production
Dante Lohmann Freelance Prod. Coord. Discovery Channel
Eric Skinner Talent Agent ICM Partners
Jake Lowry Product Manager Vagrant Records
Jason Semko Software/Web Developer HUGE, Inc.
Kevin J. Babb Production Coord. "Giuliana & Bill"
Laura Ornelas Actress “How I Met Your Mother”
Taylor Magenheim   Yahoo
Megan Marinis Director of Research “Grey’s Anatomy”
Melissa Vilardo Camera Technician Keslow Camera
Sarah Afkami Staff Writer "Wedding Band" / "Wilfred"
Tim Wildt Director of Talent John Robert Powers Mgmt.

2005 Alumni

Audrey Harrison Development Assistant Radar Pictures
Caroline Hoffman Executive Assistant Imagine Television
Dan Schreiber Assistant Pilgrim Films & TV
Krista Walton Advertising 180LA Ad Agency
Matthew Rassmussen Assistant to Producers Alcon Entertainment
Micah Sampson Story Producer/Prod. Coord. Pilgrim Film & TV
Wesley Nisbett Editor mOcean Trailer House

Alumni Access to the UTLA Center

UT Alumni are welcome and encouraged to use the UTLA Center during the normal business hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm PST Monday thru Friday. UT Alumni are no longer allowed access to or use of the UTLA Center between the hours of 5:00pm and 9:00am Monday thru Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Only currently enrolled UTLA students may continue to have access to and use of the UTLA Center 24 hours a day until such time as their semester program ends.

If a UT Alumnus would like to have access after 5:00pm Monday thru Friday, or even on Saturday or Sunday, the alumnus must formally submit a request in writing to the Executive Director explaining the details of their desired use of the Center and the day(s) and hours on which they would like use. The ED and his staff will review the request to determine whether access should be granted.

Upon being granted use, the alumnus must complete a form accepting full responsibility for the use of the Center and the contents in the Center as well as provide a credit card on which we will charge a $1000 deposit that will be used to cover any damage that occurs during the alumnus’ use of the Center. If it is determined that after using the UTLA Center that no damage has been incurred, the UTLA Program will refund the credit card charge.

In addition, during the Alumnus’ use of the Center, a UTLA Staff person must be present at all times. This can be the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator, the Program Administrator, or one of the Student Emergency Coordinators. If none of these staff persons are available, the request for use of the Center after hours will be denied.

Finally, UT Alumni will not be granted use of any equipment available at the UTLA Center after 5:00pm, including but not limited to, UTLA filming equipment, sound equipment, lighting equipment, computer work stations, copiers, classroom A/V systems, etc. They will not be allowed to borrow videotapes, DVD’s or library material from the Resource Library and Lounge Video Library. - (6/20/16)

Support the UTLA Center

The following individuals and companies have supported the UTLA Center and its activities through generous donations:

  • 20th Century Fox
  • Bill & Crissy Cheney (UT Alumni)
  • Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (Disney)
  • Cain Foundation
  • Harri James & Brian O'Kelley (UT Alumni)
  • John Cones (UT Alumnus)
  • Mark Graziano (UT Alumnus)
  • Miramax
  • New Line Cinema
  • Panavision Hollywood
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (Columbia, MGM)
  • Universal Studios (Focus Features)
  • Warner Brothers
  • Wofford Denius (UT Alumnus)

If you would like to learn more about making a tax-deductible gift to support the activities of the UTLA Center, please contact Mike Wilson, Director of Development, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin (telephone: 512-475-9165).

The UTLA Center welcomes donations of used books, DVDs, and videos for the student library. To donate materials, please contact the UTLA Center directly.

Get the Latest News