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CGU Summer Mixer

What makes Claremont Graduate University special? Join us for our annual Summer Mixer Event. During this event, discover how CGU’s interdisciplinary approach enriches your path towards success. Enjoy a networking breakfast with members of the CGU community, explore our beautiful campus, and socialize with current students and alumni.


Keynote Address: Flourishing in Graduate School

Marquisha Frost, Ph.D. in Education ’18
She is a Claremont Graduate University alumna, wife, mother and higher education professional. Marquisha is passionate about higher education and working collaboratively with students, faculty, alumni and parents to create opportunities for access, spaces of inclusion, mental, physical and academic wellness and continued support and success.

Featured Student Speakers

Our Transdisciplinary Approach
Carrie Downey, Political Science PhD student

She is a practicing regulatory attorney with a Juris Doctorate. Carrie is currently an adjunct professor at USD law school where she has taught Energy Law & Policy for 10 years. She served 12 years as an elected Coronado City Council member and her research focus is on state and local government including California energy policies.

Getting the Most Out of Your Graduate Seminar Classes
Myles Jeffrey, English MA student

With a background in the film industry, he is the recipient of a CGU Trustee Fellowship and the Laura Fernandez Fellowship and is currently contributing to the latest edition of The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature.

Positive Developmental Psychology: Optimal Development
Elyse Postlewaite,
 Psychology PhD student
She focuses on understanding the processes and mechanisms that facilitate optimal development from birth to emerging adulthood in the school context. Of
 particular interest to her work are autonomous contexts and self-directed learning skills. How do do these develop? Under what conditions? Who benefits from them most? Why?

Impactful Community Outreach
Annie Chang, MBA student

Through her role as the Chapter President of Drucker Net Impact, Annie has led CGU students in giving back to our local community. She was also on the leadership board of the Women In Leadership Association (WILA) promoting support and empowerment to our student body.