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...
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
Jesús Maldonado currently serves as the Upward Bound Director at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. Jesus brings over 20 years of experience in college access programs. Jesus graduated from...
Maricela Martinez

Maricela L. Martinez

Vice President of Enrollment
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maricela originally joined Oxy Admission in 2001, having begun her career in admissions while completing her undergraduate degree in Art History and Latin...
Luci Masredjian

Luci Masredjian

Director of Disability Services and Student Support
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 is a clinical psychologist who provides services using a lens that is justice-oriented, trauma-informed, and holistic.  Areas of focus include identity (ethnicity, culture, gender...
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...