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WHERE WE LIVE & WORK | 2018

FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY | www.fielding.edu

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FOCUS Summer 2018

President Katrina S. Rogers, PhD

FIELDING ON STATE STREET

Associate Director, Media & Communications Starshine Roshell

FIELDING.EDU Please send reader responses to Starshine Roshell at sroshell@fielding.edu © 2018 Fielding Graduate University. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from Fielding Graduate University.

FIELDING SUPPORTERS

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AT WORK ON CAPITOL HILL

Where We Live & Work

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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ABOUT FIELDING

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SCHOOLS & PROGRAMS

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

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MASTER’S & CERTIFICATE GRADUATES

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LIFE BEFORE ZOOM

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DEVELOPMENT NEWS

As a sense-making species, we need the physical and psychic grounding of connecting to places in the world. We often carry multiple and overlapping identities from the locales that call to us. As the writer Azar Nafisi observed, “You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place...like you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.” Our students often express a similar feeling as they graduate — that they will never pass this way again in the same way as before.

As a distributed community, Fielding’s members are keenly sensitized to the ways in which we build community every time we connect to each other, whether it be by phone, email, Zoom, or face to face. We teleport in from our places to create something new and ephemeral—in the moment when we are together—and

“How is our world touched and shaped by our Fielding sense of place? ”

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FIELDING IN THE NEWS

ne essential element of our humanity is our affinity for places. Mountains, seas, cities, canyons, and desert — these spaces nourish, energize, and sustain us in life-giving ways. Home, family, and community — constructed over time and re-built over the course of our lives, these spaces nurture the people we are becoming each day.

It is in this spirit of honoring the spaces and places of our Fielding community members that we present this issue about Where We Live & Work.

ALUMNI FEATURE

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A Letter from the

President

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Art Director Audrey Ma FOCUS is published by Fielding Graduate University 2020 De la Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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DOCTORAL GRADUATES

then that moment is gone and we carry that memory until the next time we meet. So we asked ourselves: What do each of us create each day and how is our world touched and shaped by our Fielding sense of place? As Fielding, we intentionally seek to build a community founded on our collective values of transformational learning and social justice in order to create a more just, humane, and sustainable world. The stories herein embody all the beautiful complexity that makes up our shared space. I look forward to seeing each of you throughout the year in the place that is Fielding.

KATRINA S. ROGERS, PHD President

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Profile for Fielding Graduate University

Focus Summer 2018: Where we live and work  

Focus Summer 2018: Where we live and work