Meet Our Staff

Meet the team!


Staff portrait of Frankie Fleming

Frankie Fleming

Coordinator of Community Programs
(323) 341-4195
Frankie works between Oxy Arts, The Institute for the Study of Los Angeles (ISLA) and the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL). She works with students, community partners, community...

Martha Matsuoka

(323) 259-2971
Martha Matsuoka '83 is the Executive Director of the Urban &  Environmental Policy Institute and an Associate Professor at Occidental College. She focuses her teaching and research on...

Student Staff

Kayla Williams ’20 is an Urban and Environmental Policy major and Education minor student. She is from the Bronx, NY. She joined the CCBL Staff because community engagement has always been important to her and she hopes to share that experience at Oxy.

Van Nguyen ’22 is a Diplomacy and World Affairs major from Boston, Massachusetts. She joined the CCBL team because she wishes to learn more about the impactful methods of a community-based education and how it affects policy-making. During her first semester, she took ARTS 250, the Art of Resistance!, a class rooted in the methods of community-based learning that encourages advocacy and activism beyond the classroom. In her free time, she likes to read, bike, watch movies, and explore the city with her friends.

Jagmit Dhami ’20

Community Based Learning and Research Faculty Committee

This committee focuses on enhancing curriculum-connected community engagement and community based research. It works with the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) to provide guidance on faculty development and support needed for faculty to implement and sustain community based learning within their courses and research, often serving as peer mentors. The committee examines and makes recommendations for policies related to community based learning to other college committees and constituencies. A member or two might also serve on the Working Group on Community Engagement.

Martha Matsuoka (Chair), Director, Urban and Environmental Policy Institute & Associate Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy
Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics; Professor, Urban & Environmental Policy
Ronald Solórzano, Professor, Education; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies