Meet Our Senior Fellows
With multiple years of Oxy experiences under their belts, our senior fellows are a great resource for you.
Throughout the year, you’ll find them presenting at info sessions, greeting visitors at the Office of Admission, conducting on-campus interviews and hanging out at admission events. Our senior fellows may be among the friendly faces you'll meet at Collins House.
Whether you make it to campus or have questions from afar, these students are excited to connect with you!
Qiu Fogarty ’14 - Senior Fellow
Major: Independent Pattern of Study: Social Justice and Change with an Emphasis on Asian Pacific Americans
Hometown: Manhattan, New York
High School: Marymount School of New York
When Qiu first visited Occidental College, she rashly claimed that far-from-home Oxy was too small for her (her mother, who wanted her close to home, was relieved). Yet, Oxy’s small and welcoming community quickly won her over, and exactly a year later, she found herself excitedly preparing for her first year of college as a Tiger (her mother eventually acclimated to the distance). Far from home, Oxy opened Qiu’s eyes to her passion for social justice. She became involved in both Occidental's Intergroup Dialogue Program and in Intercultural Affairs. In 2012, Qiu was recognized as Oxy's Emerging Leader of the Year. Soon after, she realized that her academic needs were best met by the creation of her own major. Qiu currently serves as a co-president of Asian Pacific Americans for Liberation and interns at the Southeast Asian Community Alliance in LA (SEACA). She spent recent summers volunteering abroad in Cambodia, leading Occidental's Multicultural Summer Institute, and interning for a nonprofit in D.C. She also devoted a semester studying abroad in Nepal. In her free time, Qiu enjoys Bikram Yoga, spending time with friends and family, napping, and trying new activities—this year she hopes to tackle aerial silks.
Michelle Lo ’14 - Senior Fellow
Major: Biology (Environmental Studies Concentration)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Marymount High School
Michelle Lo, a senior biology, attended three different high schools in the Los Angeles area before finding a home at Occidental College. At Oxy, she is a captain on the women’s basketball team, works as the Intramural Sports Commissioner, oversees Occidental’s transfer Orientation Team, and is a former member of Oxy’s Drumline. In her junior year, Michelle volunteered with the Neuroscience Outreach Program which taught an introduction to neuroscience curriculum sophomores at Eagle Rock High School. Before she graduates, she wants to try every restaurant within a two-mile radius of campus, so if you need a restaurant recommendation, let her know!