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Hear current students talk about academics, sports, student groups and other extracurricular activities.
Each summer, Oxy students develop their professional skills through our signature urban internship program.
The Oxy Community
Hannah Hoefs has discovered a love of scientific diving and a home in the marine biology program at Oxy. This summer she spent three weeks in Jamaica with one of her professors, surveying coral reef growth and recovery.
Marine Biology | Class of 2020
As technology giant Tencent expands its international footprint, Timothy Ma ’02 keeps an eye on global privacy and data protection. He says that his Oxy education has enabled him to achieve what he has achieved today.
Timothy Ma ’02
Economics | Class of 2002
From young immigrant to psychology major, from circus performer to neuropsychologist, Enrique López researches the impact of HIV on the human brain. He also advocates worldwide against the stigma of HIV-AIDS in Spanish-speaking communities.
Enrique López ’89
Psychology, Spanish Studies | Class of 1989
Anna Palmer has devoted her college career to mentorship, supporting social justice and her research on Afro-Carribbean motherhood.
Sociology, Critical Theory & Social Justice | Class of 2019