Upward Bound at Occidental College is staffed by four college access advocates and hires College Advisor Aides during the Academic Year.


Director, Upward Bound

Oswaldo Lopez Jr. (he/him) is a native of the Northeast Los Angeles community of Montecito Heights. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School where he was a participant of the Occidental College Upward Bound Project. Oswaldo is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he...

Associate Director

Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Horacio arrived at Oxy in Spring 2009.  In high school, he was a participant in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College. An Oxy graduate, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs. After Occidental, he worked for Partners in School...

Assistant Director

Xochitl is a graduate of the Oxy UB Program; since graduating from high school, she has worked as a Resident Tutor, Resident Advisor, student coordinator, and Senior College Advisor Aide. Xochitl is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, with a Public Health Degree.

College Advisor Aide

Brando Lopez (he/him) hails from the East Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights. A first generation college student, Brando is the son of Mexican immigrants. Brando is a graduate of Pasadena City College, where he received his Associate of Arts Degree. He is currently attending California State...

Contact Upward Bound
1737 Campus Road

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm