Advancing the power of art to educate and inspire people to action
MEET OUR TEAM
Carol A. Wells
Carol Wells earned her B.A. in
History and M.A. in Art History at UCLA. She taught the history of art and architecture for thirteen years at California State University, Fullerton. Wells has published numerous articles and catalogue essays on political poster art and has produced over 100 political poster exhibitions since 1981.
Emily Sulzer began her time at CSPG as a volunteer in 2015, an experience that fomented her interest in a career in archives. She holds a MLIS from UCLA and a B.A. in Art History and Visual Art from Occidental College. In her mind, preserving and providing access to provocative art is necessary to uncover hidden histories, reveal truths, and change the world.
Lisa Kahn is responsible for digitizing CSPG's 90,000+ political graphics. She was first introduced to CSPG through an internship facilitated by the UCLA History Department's Public History Initiative in 2017. Since 2016, she has worked for six different archival institutions including the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, the Jewish Women's Archive, and Zion National Park. After earning both her BA in History and her MLIS from UCLA, she was eager to begin working at a community-based archive and readily joined CSPG's staff in September 2021.
Samantha Ceja was first introduced to CSPG while on a visit with her learning community as a Marrow Undergraduate Intern in 2019, and is thrilled to be a part of the digitization initiative of CSPG’s 90,000+ political graphics. Her career in archives began at CSUN where she worked as a work-study student in the Special Collections & Archives department. As a history major, she appreciated the opportunity to work with and learn from primary sources to tell the stories of marginalized communities and people. Before CSPG, she interned for the Los Angeles Public Library and the Getty Research Institute (GRI). As a current MLIS student at San Jose State University, she is dedicated to working in archives to promote social change through the preservation and education of historical movements.
Office and Social Media Manager
Summer Benton (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and arts worker dedicated to serving their community through art and programming. Since 2012 she has volunteered as an organizer for Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, a social justice non-profit that empowers girls and gender-expansive youth through music education. As Office and Social Media Manager, they create social media content to connect and share resources with CSPG's digital community. They hold a BA in African American and Gender studies from UCLA.
Aimee Murillo previously became acquainted with CSPG through an internship for her certificate in Archives and Digital Collections at Pasadena City College in 2021. Prior to her journey in archives, Aimee earned her B.A. at UC Irvine for Studio Art and Film and Media Studies in 2012, and subsequently provided art, film and culture coverage for Orange County-based alt-weekly OC Weekly. Her passion for the arts guided her towards gaining archival and conservation experience for multiple institutions across Los Angeles including the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Aimee joins CSPG to aid in their efforts to digitize their collection of political posters and ephemera before she begins her MLIS graduate program in Spring 2024.