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Arts alumni are an accomplished crew. They have great advice for students and fellow graduates, and know that arts degrees teach skills that are sought-after in the professional environment. 

J’Val Shuster , BA’94, MA’98 (Anthropology)


J’Val Shuster graduated with a both a bachelor and masters in Anthropology from the University of Calgary. Prior to owning her own catering company, Shuster worked with the City of Calgary as their International Relations Coordinator and taught as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary. She has sat as a board member with both Alberta Theatre Projects and the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts. In 2003 she started Devour, a full-service company that plans fabulous events and serves food you will never forget, because Shuster truly feels life is worth celebrating!