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David Munevar

Administrative Assistant for Admissions & Summer@Prep

David Munevar

What advice do you have for prospective students? 

Always remember that there is something valuable that you can learn from every person you encounter!

What would our community be surprised to find out about you?

I collect vintage Japanese Pokemon cards and Pandora jewelry.

What do you spend your free time?

I enjoy hiking, visiting museums and art galleries, and watching indie films.

In which Flintridge Prep teacher’s class would you like to enroll, even for a day? Why? 

I would enroll in Ms. Walker-Oakes' AP Art History class because that was the subject that inspired me to study art history in college. I find that art is a useful lens through which I can learn about history, culture, and spirituality.

What do you wish everyone knew about the community and students at Flintridge Prep?

I wish that everyone knew how polite, kind, and welcoming Prep students are! The broader community is tight-knit yet open and friendly. There is a strong sense of belonging at Prep that results from the intellectual curiosity, generosity, and good humor of its members.

What impact do you hope to have at Flintridge Prep? How do you see your role in helping create community here?

My primary goal is to help young people grow and succeed in life by giving them access to a holistic yet rigorous education. In my role, I hope to help create community by connecting prospective and current students and families, providing spaces for them to bond over shared interests and values.

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

My greatest professional accomplishment has been brightening people's days by providing friendly service and sharing my passion for art and education. Whether working in retail, museums, or schools, there is no greater joy than passing on knowledge with a smile!

Tell us about a teacher who had a significant impact on you.

One teacher who had a significant impact on me is Robert Harrist, Jane and Leopold Swergold Professor Emeritus of Chinese Art History at Columbia University. He taught me the importance of visual analysis and clear, concise writing. Professor Harrist exuded an undeniable passion for his discipline and truly cared about the well-being and success of his students. His dedication to teaching, as well as his encyclopedic knowledge of art history, have inspired me to immerse myself in my own studies, hobbies, and professional endeavors.

Describe something you have experienced or seen here that feels quintessentially Flintridge Prep.

The sight of backpacks and Hydro Flasks casually strewn by the lockers shows the safety and comfort level of students on campus. Quintessential Flintridge Prep!