Candace Kita ’11
Career: Marketing and Events Associate
Major: Studio Art; Minor in Art History
A love for art of all kinds prepared Candace Kita ’11 for her current job at a “small, spunky, site-specific dance company in Los Angeles,” the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre.
Kita is excited to pursue her academic interests in the world of arts administration. She appreciates how her position allows her to fuel the organizational growth of the nonprofit dance company, propel her creativity as a graphic designer, and learn more about how art can touch the public sphere.
Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Kita received a taste of Southern California life at Scripps and moved to Los Angeles after graduating. She maintains ties to the Scripps College community as a student-alumnae liaison for the Asian American Student Union on campus, and is also involved with the Asian American community in Los Angeles through volunteer work with Tuesday Night Café, an art+community space in Little Tokyo.
While grateful for her post-college experiences thus far, Kita has several ideas about where her current endeavors may take her. Possibilities include becoming a typographer or letterpress artist, founding a design firm that specializes in nonprofit marketing and development, or deepening her involvement in Asian American arts activism.
Considering her success in channeling her interests into career pursuits, Kita will likely have little trouble finding avenues for her varied goals and looks forward to a colorful creative future.
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