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Vince Cuseo, vice president for admission and financial aid
Territories: CA (Marin County, San Francisco County, Sonoma County), NY (NYC, Long Island)
Vince joined Oxy in 1999. He previously served as director of admission at Grinnell College, with prior admission stints at Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and Boston College. A native New Yorker, he’s a philosophy graduate of Fordham University who earned his master's at Columbia’s Teachers College.
Sally Stone Richmond, dean of admission
Territories: DE, DC, HI, MD, NC, OR, SC, TN, VA
Sally is a 1994 graduate of Davidson College, where she earned a degree in political science. After serving as an admission counselor at her alma mater, she earned a master's degree at Harvard University. Following graduate school Sally served on the faculty at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. Prior to joining Oxy’s staff, Sally was associate dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson. At Oxy, Sally supervises the admission officers and helps manage the admission process.
Pati Piñeiro-Goodenberger, associate dean of admission
Territories: CA (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley East), AK, ID, IA, KS, ME, MA (outside Boston), MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, OH, OK, SD, VT
Pati is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has more than 24 years of experience in both admission and financial aid, including positions at her alma mater and Scripps College. She coordinates Oxy’s multicultural student outreach efforts and the transfer admission process.
Erika Yamasaki, associate dean of admission
Territories: CA (Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood/Wilshire, Sacramento County, San Diego County, San Fernando Valley West, South Orange County), AK, FL, MI, ND
Raised in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, Erika attended Boston University where she earned undergraduate degrees in economics and communication. She served her alma mater as the West Coast assistant director of admission before earning a Ph.D. in education from UCLA. At Oxy, Erika coordinates the Alumni-in-Admission program, the admission print publications, and the office’s work in the greater Los Angeles area.
Lindsay Dold O’Sullivan, assistant dean of admission
Territories: CA (Central Valley, East Los Angeles, Imperial Valley, Far Northern CA), IL, TX (Austin, Houston, San Antonio), WA, WI, Canada
Lindsay hails from Houston and graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in American studies. Following editorial and marketing careers with CIEE and Rice University, she earned her master's from the University of Chicago. She then worked in communications and admissions with the University of Chicago Law School and Pomona College. At Oxy, Lindsay coordinates Web communication and social media, edits for the Web and admission materials, and co-directs the athletics liaison program.
Laura Tokuza Arenstein ’05, assistant dean of admission
Territories: CA (Santa Clara County , San Jose, San Mateo County, West Los Angeles/West Beach), International (except Canada and US territories)
Born and raised in West Los Angeles, Laura graduated from Occidental with a degree in history. While a student at Oxy, Laura interned in the Office of Admission and was active in the residence halls, serving as both a resident advisor and hall coordinator. After graduating, she worked for a popular Internet company before returning to Occidental in 2007. Laura coordinates the international student outreach and application process.
Stephanie Osimiri ’08, admission counselor
Territories: CA (Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Oakland, South Los Angeles), AL, CT, LA, MS, NY (outside NYC & Long Island), TX (Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth), WY, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico
Originally from Dallas, Stephanie graduated from Occidental with a degree in sociology. While a student at Oxy, she served as a senior interviewer for the Office of Admission and was an O-leader for the Orientation team. She also participated in Occidental’s Community, Arts, and Public Service Internship program spending a summer at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles. After graduating, she spent two years working in the legal field before returning to Occidental in 2010. Stephanie co-directs the senior fellow and open house programs.
Natalie Kolodinski ’10, admission counselor
Territories: CA (Anaheim, Long Beach, Northern Orange County, Santa Ana, South Bay, Whittier), AZ, GA, IN, NV, NM, UT, WV
Natalie graduated from Occidental with a degree in psychology and a multiple-subject teaching credential. While a student at Oxy, she participated in the women’s basketball program, spent a semester abroad in England, and worked in the Office of Admission. Natalie directs the student tour guide program, co-directs the open house and athletic liaison programs, and coordinates the office’s college fair participation.
Adam Greenhouse ’10, admission counselor
Territories: CA (Central Coast, Ojai Valley, Ontario, Riverside, San Bernadino, Santa Barbara, San Gabriel Valley), CO, MA (Boston), NJ, PA, RI
Adam is from northern New Jersey and graduated from Occidental with a degree in psychology. While a student at Oxy, he worked as an editor of the student newspaper and interned in the clinical psychology lab. Funded by Oxy’s Richter Scholarship, he also traveled to Amsterdam to conduct research on mental illness. Adam co-directs the senior fellow program and serves as the office’s liaison for community-based organizations.
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