Profiles

Board of Trustees Chair Lisa H. Link P'18
Generation Next
In her sixth year as an Oxy trustee, Lisa Hinchliffe Link P’18 steps up to become board chair—30 years after her father assumed the same role
Kristina Kvien ’87, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Armenia
Standing With Ukraine
For 2½ years, Kristina Kvien ’87 led U.S. diplomacy efforts inside the embattled and resilient nation—her latest post in a 30-year career with the Foreign Service
George Stevens Jr. '53 with President Obama in 2011.
His Place in the Sun
From Elizabeth Taylor to President Obama, George Stevens Jr. ’53 reflects on an unparalleled career from the backlots of Hollywood to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
George Stevens Jr. '53 in 2002.
Man of Honors
From Winter 2003: For 25 years, George Stevens Jr. ’53 has saluted living legends in performing arts through the Kennedy Center Honors. But it’s only one career peak for a producer whose...
Author Susan Coll '81, photographed at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
Bookish Person
A canceled poet, a toddling tortoise, and the Schwarzenegger of vacuum cleaners turn a D.C. bookstore upside down in Susan Coll ’81’s sixth comic novel
NASA Astrobiologist Jason Dworkin ’91
Across the Universe
Astrobiologist Jason Dworkin ’91 has devoted the better part of two decades to a NASA mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. What will we learn when OSIRIS-REx arrives home next year?
Author and Occidental Professor of Politics Peter Dreier
Let's Play Two
In a pair of new books, Oxy politics professor Peter Dreier tips his cap to the mavericks, iconoclasts, and rebels who have shaped baseball history
Venture capitalist Josh Schlisserman
Here's the Pitch
Josh Schlisserman ’19 helped raise $2.5 million as a summer intern in Silicon Valley—and after Scooter Braun kicked him out of his office, he’d found his calling as a venture capitalist
Professor Linda Lyke
Many Thanks, Linda Lyke
“Occidental will forever be an indelible part of me," says the professor of art and art history, who is retiring after 46 years at the College
Jillian Hopewell '89 of Migrant Clinicians Network
A Healthy Migration
Jillian Hopewell ’89 has spent her career advocating for better care for underserved populations—and a $5 million gift will boost those efforts
Writer-director John Callas M'75
John of All Trades
John Callas M’75 built a Hollywood career by saying “Yes” to new opportunities—but he had to overcome trauma to get there
David Louie '73 behind the desk of the attorney general in Hawai'i.
Best Desk Job Ever
Looking back on his tenure as the nation’s first Chinese American state attorney general, David Louie ’73 offers an unvarnished account of the inner workings of government, politics, and...

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