Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of amazing alumni.

Dan Springer DocuSign
Winter 2020

At the height of his career in 2014, Dan Springer ’85 stepped away from the daily grind to raise his two sons. Then a dream job with DocuSign lured him back to the office—and personally and professionally, he’s never been happier

Kayla Nolan, Girls Gotta Run
Winter 2020

Using running as a foundation for a better life, Girls Gotta Run executive director Kayla Nolan ’11 brings hope to school-age girls in Ethiopia one step at a time

Kenturah Davis
Winter 2020

Kenturah Davis '02 explores the relationship between words and humanity through her intricate portraiture—and L.A. Metro riders will be seeing a lot more of her work

Lencia Kebede, Hamilton
Winter 2020

DWA and politics major Lencia Kebede ’16 finds her way from the footlights of Keck Theater to the touring companies of two of Broadway’s biggest shows

Addie Alexander, Occidental Class of 2023
Fall 2019

The Class of 2023 has a little bit of everything going for it—and brightness is definitely in its DNA

Bryan McQueeney, Ride On
Fall 2019

Bryan McQueeney ’80 harnesses the healing power of therapeutic horseback riding to enhance the quality of life for the disabled

Michael Angelo Covino, The Climb
Fall 2019

How did actor-producer-director Michael Angelo Covino ’08 become the sweetheart of the festival circuit with his feature film directorial debut, The Climb? It’s not as easy as riding a bicycle—even though he makes it look that way

Christy Leavitt, Oceana
Fall 2019

Christy Leavitt ’95 is working to secure meaningful corporate commitments to curb plastic pollution—and single-use items are at the top of her to-go list

Professor Michael Hill
Summer 2019

Professor Michael Hill has guided scores of grateful chemistry students from his lab into impactful careers. But it’s the thing he hasn’t done that touched off an international media frenzy

Of Wakanda and Water
Summer 2019

Environmental educator Chandrika Francis ’10 makes the swimming pool a safer place for marginalized groups and remakes a 30-foot bus into her dream home on wheels

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