Our Team

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Project Director (2023-24), Co-Director (2022)

Dr. Katherine D. Harris, Director of Public Programming, College of Humanities & the Arts

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Art Historian (2023-24), Project Co-Director (2022)

Dr. Alena Sauzade, Gallery Director & Collections Manager, Thompson Gallery

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Project Manager (2024)

Laamsha Young

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Lead Tour Guide (2023-24), Contributor & Tour Guide (2022)

Lou Jimenez, SJDA Street Life Manager

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Lead Tour Guide (2024); Contributor & Tour Guide (2022 & 2023)

Oscar Lopez-Guerrero

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Faculty Tour Guide (2024)

Michele Bertolone (Humanities Dept)

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Faculty Tour Guide (2024) 

Tridha Chatterjee

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Student Tour Guide (2024)

Ren (Loren) Pante

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Student Tour Guide (2024)

Ethan Ling

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Student Tour Guide (2024)

Jo Sien

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Social Media Campaign (2024)

Iris (Doan) Nguyen

2022-2023 Team

Kerry Rohmeier smiling and looking at camera directly.

Geographer (2022)

Dr. Kerry Rohrmeier, Assistant Professor, Dept of Urban Studies

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Historian (2022)

Dr. Kerri J. Malloy, Assistant Professor, Dept of Humanities

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Contributor & Tour Guide (2022 & 2023)

Judi Heher

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Contributor & Tour Guide (2023)

Vickie Simms

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Photographer (2022)

Hunter Ridenour


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Graphic Designer (2022)

Jocelle Galanza


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This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this tour do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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In Spring 2023, we are able to offer free, public art walking tours thanks to the generous sponsorship of an Abierto grant from the City of San Jose.

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With generous funding from the Office of Cultural Affairs & Economic Development with the City of San Jose (Spring 2024), we are able to offer a new set of in-person walking tours free. This funding allowed the project to invite new student and faculty tour guides, logistical coordinators, and create new print materials for the attendees.