Woodbury welcomes its alumni home

The university celebrated its past, present and future at the Alumni Reunion on March 10.

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Virtual Tour

Take in the view

Get a virtual tour of the Burbank Campus.

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Dean Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter

Dean Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter named AIA Fellow

Reflecting significant contributions to architecture and society, she is honored with the ‘FAIA’ designation.

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Cate Roman

Social impact through design

Graphic Design professor Cate Roman explains what prospective students should know about the profession.

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This is Woodbury

With over 20 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.

Since 1884 Woodbury has been a leader in higher education.

Woodbury students leave the University with hands-on experience, real-world connections, and a top-tier education. More than 90 percent of our students get jobs in their chosen or applied field. Woodbury alumni have built thriving businesses, run magazines, established accounting and design firms, become notable fashion designers for film and television, won design competitions, built award-winning buildings, held public office, and led growing organizations.

Why Woodbury?  Student Life 
Photo by David Sprague

Save the Date

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Alumni Stories
Chris Sasaki Story

School of Media, Culture & Design

Chris Sasaki

Chris Sasaki is a character designer and illustrator living in Oakland, California. He works at Pixar Animation Studios and has designed characters for Monsters University (2013) and Inside Out (2015). Additionally, he production designed the original short film, Sanjay’s Super Team (2015) and Weekends (2017). Currently, Chris is art directing on an unannounced Pixar feature. His past clients include LAIKA Entertainment, Blue Sky Studios, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks, Red Cap Greeting Cards, and Jim Henson Studios. His work has been featured at Gallery Nucleus, on Cartoon Brew, New York Times, and in the Society of Illustrators yearly annual. Chris made his first venture into illustrated books with a short story collection for young adults entitled GHOST.

Alumni Stories
Ignacio Rodriguez, AIA Story

School of Architecture

Ignacio Rodriguez, AIA

Ignacio Rodriguez, AIA, Principal and CEO at IR Architects, graduated from Woodbury University’s Bachelor of Architecture program in 2007. Upon graduating, Ignacio developed his own distinct style as an architect and knew his goal was to start his own architecture firm. Ignacio realized that dream and at the age of 28 in 2012 started IR Architects where he has quickly become a formidable force in the competitive world of Los Angeles architecture. Find out more about Ignacio and his work through our Alumni Spotlight, as well as through his scholarship fund.

Alumni Stories
April Gabriellé  Story

School of Business

April Gabriellé

April Gabriellé is a 1982 graduate of Woodbury and a San Diego native. She is the proud single mother of two children and the author of “The Myth of the Broken Home – Guidebook for Single Parents.” April also works as a speaker and life strategist. We asked April a few questions about her life and career since her time at Woodbury:

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Alumni Stories
Alexis Marcy Story

School of Media, Culture & Design

Alexis Marcy

Alexis Marcy comes from a small town, but that didn’t prevent her from harnessing her passion for creativity and fashion and turning it into a highly coveted career developing new red carpet dresses, bridal looks and couture samples for a London-based fashion designer. Read about how, with the help of Woodbury, she turned her love of sewing into a rewarding and successful career.

Three locations across Southern California

Los Angeles - Burbank

7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504

Located in the San Fernando Valley, the Woodbury University campus lies adjacent to the Verdugo foothills near the Angeles National Forest. The school straddles the dividing line between Los Angeles and Burbank, providing students with the best of both cities ranging from world-class film and entertainment studios to the LA Fashion District to the region’s thriving creative and startup community.

San Diego

2212 Main St,
San Diego, CA 92113

Woodbury San Diego occupies a renovated warehouse in the Barrio Logan district. Sited between downtown and the naval shipyards, the campus is a center of cultural and architectural activity in a diverse neighborhood populated by families, artists, and community leaders. Faculty and students play an active role in shaping the future of the area through events, workshops, and outreach.


6518 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Located on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, the Woodbury University Hollywood gallery (WUHO) provides a welcoming space for multi-disciplinary, boundary-crossing collaboration and supports the study and practice of the design disciplines.