Senate & Student Services

Even though we have made the switch to remote learning, Senate is still here for you!  Keep your eyes open for an email for invitations to weekly Zoom meetings! 

Purpose of the Senate

Serving as a voice for the student body, supporting students and their activities, allocating and administering funds from the student body fees, overseeing Student Services, and serving as the legislative body for all Associated Students of Occidental College.

ASOC President Kitty Lu (she/her/hers)

Major: Kinesiology, Minor: Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
I am a Career Peer Advisor (make an appointment with me to improve your resume and career readiness) and an eboard member of the Planned Parenthood Club. I also assist the athletic trainers in the Sports Medicine office as they care for our athletes. My favorite thing to do at Oxy is play rugby! I would love to see you play with us.

Vice President of Finance Catlin Hedeman (she/her/hers)
Vice President of Academic Affairs Oli Vorster (they/them/theirs)
Vice President of External Affairs Julia Eubanks (she/her/hers) 

Major: Diplomacy and World Affairs, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
I am VP of External because I am passionate about engaging Occidental with its surrounding community in Eagle Rock and Highland Park as well as keeping the student body informed. Outside of ASOC, I write for The Occidental, help to plan the UN week, and write music.

Vice President of Internal Affairs Stephi Howard (she/her/hers)

Major: Critical Theory & Social Justice  Minors: Education & Theatre
A little about me: I am from Atlanta, Georgia <3, I love comedy and yoga. At Oxy, I have a KOXY show, I am an officer in Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha, and I do DancePro. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything or just want to talk!

Vice President of Policies Kyler Parris (he/him/his)

Major: Diplomacy and World Affairs
My hometown is Bothell, WA, so you can probably find me enjoying the sun and drinking Green Bean cold brew somewhere on campus. Beyond Senate, I kick balls for Oxy Football, help plan stuff for the McKinnon Center, and lead campus tours. I love getting to meet new people in our community (on or off campus) so reach out!

Chief of Staff - vacant
Senior Class Senators
Collin Mazeika
Jesus Gonzalez-Saucedo
Junior Class Senators 
Eduardo Garcia
Odelia Zuckerman
Sophomore Class Senators
Sophiya Rafi
Lena Sullivan
First-Year Class Senators - Election to be held in in the Fall
Senate Advisor Marcus A. Rodriguez (he/him/his)
Director of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLICE)

Marcus is a seasoned student affairs professional specializing in identity building and civic engagement with a focus on cross-sector leadership development. Expanding the SLICE curriculum to focus on meaning-making and transformative learning, he manages a dynamic team of dedicated educators, accomplished event organizers, and skilled student programmers. For more about SLICE, visit

Learn about ASOC-funded student services

In loving memory of Marahyah "Ilah" Richardson, rest in peace and power.