Get to know the people who are here to help you through the financial aid process.

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 a student assistant for Oxy’s Office of Financial Aid. After graduating, she continued to work for Oxy as...

Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Doug became Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid in January 2022. Born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois, Doug attended and graduated from York Community High School. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications Technology from Illinois State University. Doug...

Financial Aid Counselor

Debbie’s interest in student services was first sparked while working as a work-study student in the Office of Financial Aid at Mount St. Mary’s University (MSMU).  She discovered that she enjoyed working with and helping students like herself. Having found her calling, she went on to hold positions...

Financial Aid Office Administrative Assistant

Melissa, or “Mel,” joined Occidental College’s Office of Financial Aid in April 2023. She is a Los Angeles native who graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History. With comprehensive knowledge of customer service, Mel serves as the Office of Financial Aid’s first point of contact for parents and...

Financial Aid Coordinator

Alison first joined the Oxy Financial Aid team in 2019 as an student intern and went on to receive her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Education from Occidental College. While at Oxy, she was highly involved in the vibrant student community, and is more than happy to share her experiences and know...

Contact Financial Aid
Office of Financial Aid

AGC Room 119
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road F-35
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314