Art History majors and minors from UC Irvine have gone on to graduate programs in art history and other areas, including business, law, and economics. Their career paths lead to in museums, universities, art galleries, conservation labs, libraries, design studios, and auction houses. Alumni have also put their art history training to use in entrepreneurship, non-profit management, consulting, engineering, software development, public health, and a variety of other fields that rely on analytic and research skills, critical reasoning, and cultural expertise.

What some of our alumni are doing

Morgan Matthews, 4+1 BA/MA 2023
Art Collections Specialist at the Laguna Beach Festival of Art
Alexis Nguyen, BA 2023
Founder of Students for Health Humanities (SHH), a global student association dedicated to the health humanities.
Esme Bobadilla, 4+1 BA/MA 2022
Hania Hendrickson, BA 2022
Operations Manager at UCI Campus Recreation.
Grace Horgan, BA 2022
Knowledge Engineer for Alexa AI at Amazon.
Amanda McCarthy, BA 2022
Dance Director and Los Angeles Rams Cheerleader
Peter Hoc McEldowney, 4+1 BA/MA 2022
Adjunct faculty member of the Art History department at Mt. San Antonio College. He also works as a children's art teacher and recreationally makes paintings.
Brooke Denny, 4+1 BA/MA 2020
Ph.D. student in Art History at Indiana University
Kevin Pham, BA 2020
Assistant Development Officer for Planned Giving, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Jaimie Joo, 4+1 BA/MA 2019
Acumen Public Policy.
Jasmin Pannier, 4+1 BA/MA 2017
Independent Curator and Social Media Specialist.
Helman Alejandro Sosa, BA 2016
Ph.D. student in Art History at UCLA.
Rex Wang, BA 2016
Youth Organizer at Korean Resource Center.
Estie Choi, BA 2015
Senior UX Designer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Alex Garcia, BA 2015
Visitor Services Associate, The Broad museum, Los Angeles.
Catalina Todd, BA 2015
Senior copywriter.
Chelsea Trinh, BA 2015
Master’s student in Library and Information Science with a focus in archives/special collections.
Michelle (Maasz) Brouwer, BA 2014
Director of Client Services at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Emilie (Martin) Awerkamp, BA 2013
Interior Designer.
Ashley Chen, BA 2013
Graphic designer, artist, and photographer.
Karen Cody, BA 2014
Law student at Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles.
Tessa Frey, BA 2013
Technical Project & Program Manager at Specright, a specification management software company.
Careese Quon, BA 2013
Founder & CEO of CR Concepts talent management agency; Marketing Strategist and Content Creator at Lychee Style, and a style blogger.
Rebecca Westermann Hendrickson, BA 2008
Consultant for non-profit community programs.
EvaMarie Morris, BA 2006
Department Chair, Emeritus Institute, Humanities & Sciences, Saddleback College, Aliso Viejo.
Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield, BA 1988
Professor of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Barbara Whitney, BA 1982
Director of Finance and Operations, Crossroads School.



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