Meet the Coalition

Meet the Oxy community members—staff, faculty and students—who make up the First-Gen Coalition.

Professor Carolyn Brighouse

Carolyn Brighouse

Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs; Professor, Cognitive Science, Philosophy
(323) 259-2588

Caro Brighouse's interests include philosophy of science, philosophy of space and time, and philosophy of physics.

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Jazmin Calderon-Arreola ’21

Oxy student, First-Gen Club member
A senior with a Spanish Studies major and double minors in public health and kinesiology, Jazmin is a Mexican-American woman and a first-gen student from a low-income household. Jazmin is...
Micol Garinkol

Micol Garinkol ’19

Office Supervisor and Assistant for Inclusive Services
(323) 259-2582
Micol works with students and stakeholders in the Oxy community to cultivate a sense of belonging for students in the Intercultural Community Center (ICC) and across campus. She is particularly...
Professor David Kasunic

David Kasunic

Associate Professor, Music

David Kasunic teaches lecture courses on music history and opera, and seminars on music & food, music & literature, Mahler, and Chopin.

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Jesus Maldonado ’00

Program Director
Jesus Maldonado brings over 10 years of experience in college access programs. Prior to joining the Upward Bound team, Jesus served as the Director of the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP)...
Maricela Martinez

Maricela L. Martinez

Senior Associate Dean and Director of Transfer Admission and Inclusion
Territories: MA (greater Boston area), MN, and parts of CA: Glendale/Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, East Los Angeles, South and South Central Los Angeles Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maricela...
Luci Masredjian

Luci Masredjian

Director of Disability Services and Student Support
(323) 259-2801
Luci began working at Oxy in the fall of 2014, as the first full-time Disability Services Coordinator, and over the years has grown the office and its resource to best support students. Luci...
Erik Quezada

Erik Quezada ’09

Director, Neighborhood Partnership Program
Erik is the Director for Neighborhood Partnership Program at Occidental College. In his capacity, he oversees and coordinates a robust college access and success program centered on getting...
Anna Rivera

Anna Rivera, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
Anna graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ and completed her internship at Maimonides Medical Center in NY.  For 7 years she then worked in...
Rev. Dr. Susan Young

Susan Young

Director for Religious and Spiritual Life
(323) 259-1308
Susan works with students to promote a respect for interfaith cooperation on campus, provides spiritual care and support to students from a variety of religious traditions including students who...