Meet the Team

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Marty Sharkey

Marty Sharkey

Vice President of Communications & Institutional Initiatives
(323) 259-2934
Marty brings more than 25 years of experience in strategy, marketing and communications to the College, which he joined in 2015. He takes an audience-centric, team approach so that the Office of...
Jim Tranquada

Jim Tranquada

Director of Communications and Community Relations
Jim shares responsibility for media relations and handles internal and emergency communications; helps maintain the Oxy website; oversees production of the alumni magazine, annual report, and...
Michelle McMichael

Michelle McMichael

Director of Campaign Communications 
(323) 259-1316
Michelle partners with our Institutional Advancement team for all marketing and communications needs, including print and digital publications, video, and events. Her work helps tell inspiring...
Laura Paisley

Laura Paisley

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
(323) 341-4681
Laura develops and implements strategic content plans that support and promote the College. She shares the Oxy story through a variety of communication channels, with a primary focus on the...
Emily Bomersback

Emily Bomersback

Associate Director of Enrollment Marketing
(323) 259-1403
Emily is responsible for the marketing and communication strategies that support Occidental's admission and enrollment efforts.
Dick Anderson

Dick Anderson

Publications Editor
(323) 259-2679
Dick is the editor of the award-winning Occidental Magazine, Oxy's annual report, and is responsible for a wide range of other print publications.
Marc Campos

Marc Campos

College Photographer
(323) 259-1415
Marc's images are everywhere: on the Oxy website, in Occidental Magazine, the annual report, admission materials, and in social media. Read Marc's profile in the Occidental student newspaper.
Jasmine Teran

Jasmine Teran

Social Media and Email Marketing Manager
(323) 259-2846
Jasmine manages Occidental's official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. She also coordinates a variety of campus email communications.  
Sara Carr

Sara Carr

Graphic Designer
(323) 341-4117
Sara is responsible for Occidental’s visual identity on print, web and other platforms and helps maintain the style guide.   
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Allie Gordon

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Allie is your first point of contact to the Marketing and Communications team. She supports the team in number of ways, including project intake and tracking, facilitating marketing support...