Chelsea Santiago

Chelsea Santiago
Assistant Dean of Admission, Coordinator of Access and Equity

Students I work with: First-year applicants from IN, LA, MI, OH, OK, TX, and in CA: East Los Angeles, and South/South Central Los Angeles | International first-year applicants from South America

Bio: Born and raised in Arizona, Chelsea set out to explore the world and found herself a home in upstate New York, where she lived for six years. She attended and graduated from Colgate University in 2019 with a Bachelor's in Political Science and Psychological Sciences. During her time as a student she worked as an intern for the Office of Admission and found a love for connecting with students, especially providing access for low-income first-generation students such as herself. After graduating, she decided to stay on the East Coast working in admission at Colgate before making the decision to return to the West Coast. At Oxy, Chelsea serves as the Coordinator of Access and Equity, working with her team to foster a diverse community at Oxy. In her spare time, you will find Chelsea and her miniature dachshund, Caramelo, out on walks across campus.