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Jeanette Lacoss (Ph.D. 1997)

Jann’s dissertation, “Contemporary Russian Chlidlore: Coping with Change and Dissolution” was followed by a chapter on the folklore of Harry Potter, in The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon. She now serves as Associate Director of Admissions at Caltech, where she oversees international admissions for undergraduates. She continues to collect folklore and as a folk artist has crocheted pi to about 30 decimal points.