Meet the Team

Meet the people behind Oxy Arts.


Meldia Yesayan

Meldia Yesayan

Meldia is the Director of Oxy Arts, the multidisciplinary arts programming initiative at Occidental College. She oversees all aspects of the programming and development of Oxy Arts, including...
Andrew Lia

Andrew Lia

Production Manager
Andrew has been with Oxy Arts since the fall of 2018. Andrew has been active in the Los Angeles theatre community as a Stage Manager and Lighting Designer since 2011 working with companies such...
Marisela Ramirez

Marisela Ramirez

Programming & Communications Coordinator
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Marisela coordinates programmatic elements related to both current and upcoming exhibitions, manages all social media and oversees student workers. Prior to Oxy Arts, she was part of Oxy's...
Staff portrait of Frankie Fleming

Frankie Fleming

Coordinator of Community Programs
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Frankie works between Oxy Arts, The Institute for the Study of Los Angeles (ISLA) and the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL). She works with students, community partners, community...
Ariadne Makridakis '20

Ariadne Makridakis ’20

Student Worker
Ariadne joined the Oxy Arts team in fall of 2019 and is responsible for curating and overseeing our weekly Community Reading Hours program. She also provides administrative and event support for...
Grace Shafer-Perry

Grace Shafer Perry ’23

Student Worker
Grace is our first-year student worker at Oxy Arts. She started working in the fall of 2019 and since has assisted in community outreach, office work, and lighting/sound/set up in our gallery...