United States


If you are based in the United States, get in touch with your ambassador to find out how you can meet other alumni and get involved with the Goldsmiths community near you.

Thinking of applying to Goldsmiths?

More than 2,700 Goldsmiths alumni currently reside in the United States. If you live there now or are thinking of relocating, you might want to get advice from local alumni, or you may wish to expand your professional network with people who share your experience of having studied at Goldsmiths!

Start networking now by joining the online discussion group for alumni based in the United States. Or if you would like to get more involved with the local Goldsmiths community you can get in touch with your Alumni Ambassador listed below. If there isn’t one located near you, find out more or register your interest in becoming an Alumni Ambassador for Goldsmiths.


If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador for California, register your interest.


Leah Podzimek (MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, 2013) worked with English National Opera after graduation and spent the spring travelling before returning to Iowa to work as the Production Manager and Assistant Director for Cedar Rapids Opera. Finishing out the summer with the company, Leah then moved to Denver to join Opera Colorado as their Individual Giving and Grants Manager, where she manages grant applications, memberships, donor relations and community partnerships.

Email: l.podzimek (


Emily Stover (MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, 2014) returned to her previous job of teaching music at a public school in Princeton, Illinois after completing her course at Goldsmiths. She directs the 5th-grade beginning band, 6-8th-grade choirs, as well as teaches Kindergarten and 5th-grade general music classes. Emily is also the Director of Music Ministries at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton. When she is not teaching and directing music ensembles, Emily enjoys playing board games with her husband, reading science fiction and travelling.

Email: e.stover (


New York

Amy Chrzanowski (Study Abroad in Theater/Media and Communications, 2006) currently resides in New York where she is the Engagement Manager for a food marketing agency. She also assists Second Stage Theater’s box office and various media events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Email: a.chrzanowski (

Krystal Patrick (MA Brand Development, 2012) has been testing her digital strategy savvy with gratifying and successful freelance grassroots marketing work since leaving Goldsmiths. She has currently settled into an Online Marketing Specialist job at Oxford University Press by day and creates a sports vlog to explore her passions – college basketball and digital brand development – by night.

Email: k.patrick (

Washington DC 

Dean Valentine (MA Drama and Theatre Arts, 1998) spent almost 20 years working in new media, web development and technical management before becoming the Senior Manager of Software Development at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Washington DC. Dean manages NDI’s frontend and backend developers, supporting democracy assistance globally. Originally from South London, Dean lives in South Arlington, Northern Virginia.

Email: dean.valentine (