Meet the Coalition

Meet the Oxy faculty and staff who make up the First-Gen Coalition.

Rhemi Abrams-Fuller

Rhemi Abrams-Fuller

Associate Dean of Admission, Coordinator of Student Athlete and Transfer Recruitment
Students I work with: First-year applicants from IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD and WI  Bio: Rhemi is a first-generation college graduate originally from Eastern Washington. She graduated from...

Emily Anaya

Assistant Director, Career Education and Advising
(323) 259-1468
Emily Anaya was born and raised in Wisconsin and recently relocated to the beautiful city of Los Angeles. She graduated from Beloit College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and received her...
Joaquin Caro

Joaquin Caro

Project SAFE Prevention Education Coordinator
They/Them/Theirs Joaquin is a healing justice advocate, meditation facilitator, and abolitionist from Long Beach, CA (occupied Tongva/Chumash Land). Joaquin earned a Bachelor of Science in Human...
David Carreon Bradley

David T. Carreon Bradley

Vice President for Equity & Justice (VPEJ)
pronouns: he/they Dr. Carreon Bradley, a native Angeleno, received his B.A. in physics with a minor in gender & women’s studies from Grinnell College, and his Ph.D. in engineering from the...
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Erica Cisneros

Student Records Specialist
Erica was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She earned a bachelor’s in Biology from Mount Saint Mary’s University and a master’s in Public Health from the University of Southern...

José Cisneros

Justice, Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity (JEID) Education Specialist
pronouns: he/him/his José Cisneros immigrated to the United States from Mexico at the age of five and was raised in Snow Hill, NC. He received his B.A. in history with a minor in education from...

Milo Crimi

Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Christine Grant

Visiting Assistant Professor, History
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.

PJ Lutz

PJ Lutz

Assistant Director, Employer Engagement and Recruiting
(323) 259-2915
Jasmine McKay wearing glasses Executive Assistant Equity and Justice

Jasmine McKay

Executive Assistant to the VP for Equity & Justice
(323) 259-1393
pronouns: she/her/hers Jasmine McKay, a native Angeleno, earned a degree from Pasadena City College. Her professional career has spanned across non-profit, tech, entertainment, and religious...
Candace Mixon

Candace Mixon

Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
(323) 259-2857

Areas of specialization: Islamic studies, Iranian studies, contemporary Shi’ism, material religion, gender studies

Francisco Perez

Francisco Perez

Resident Director for Housing Services
Sheryl Reinschmidt

Sheryl Reinschmidt

Director of Financial Aid
Sheryl became the Director of Financial Aid in October of 2021. Sheryl is originally from Los Angeles and is a graduate of Occidental, having started her career in financial aid while working as...
Chelsea Santiago

Chelsea Santiago

Assistant Dean of Admission, Coordinator of Access and Equity
Students I work with: First-year applicants from AZ, LA, MT, NM, OK, TX and WY  Bio: Born and raised in Arizona, Chelsea set out to explore the world and found herself a home in upstate New York...
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Keana Staton-Woods

Resident Director for Upperclass Communities
Born and raised in New Jersey, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Kean University and her Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University. Professionally, she...
Julie Tanaka

Julie Tanaka, PhD, MLIS

Director, Special Collections and Archives
pronouns: she/her/hers Julie Tanaka, born and raised in East San Jose, earned her BA in Humanities, from San Jose State University, MA in Classics from UC Irvine, PhD in History from UC Berkeley...
Katrina Weti

Katrina Weti

Interim Program Coordinator, ICC
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...