Meet the Emmons Wellness Center Team

Assistant Dean of Students for Emmons Wellness Center


Devon received a B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of California Riverside, and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University. She has health education experience in both clinical and classroom settings, having worked in adolescent health for Planned...

Medical Services

Medical Director

Lily Nourmand attended UCLA where she received a B.S. in microbiology. Dr. Nourmand received her M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine and finished residency in Family Medicine at Stanford- San Jose Medical Center. She takes a special interest in preventive medicine.

Nurse Practitioner


Evelyn Chan is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been working in healthcare since 2010. She attended UCLA, where she earned a BA in Business-Economics and Specialization in Computing. She worked in Healthcare IT for several years when she realized her calling was as a healthcare...

Nurse Practitioner

Rashilda has been in healthcare for 15 years working as an RN 1st in NYC and later obtaining her Masters of Science at Hunter College. Rashilda moved to California in 2016 with a focus in Adult-Geriatric Medicine for 5 years before shifting to student health here at Occidental College. She has a...

Psychological Services

Director of Counseling Services


Alejandro leads a team of therapists at Emmons Wellness Center, oversee Emmons' counseling services and resources, and work collaboratively with Emmons staff and the rest of the Oxy community to support the mental well-being of our student body.

Alejandro is a Licensed Marriage and...

Staff Psychologist

Anna is a clinical psychologist who provides services using a lens that is justice-oriented, trauma-informed, and holistic.  Areas of focus include identity (ethnicity, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation), relationships (family, social, romantic), and mind-body connection. Anna has a...

Staff Therapist


Claudia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker born and raised in southeast LA and an Oxy Alumna. Claudia received her BA in Psychology and her MSW from the University of Southern California. Claudia identifies as Latinx/Chicanx and aspires to honor all of her clients' and students'...

Staff Therapist


Tyler is a social worker by training, and holds deeply his profession’s values of client advocacy and social justice. He received a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University and Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. Tyler has served as a therapist in a variety of...

Staff Therapist

Eric Robinson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist born and raised in Venice, California. Eric attended Antioch University – Los Angeles where he received his BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing and his MA in Clinical Psychology. Eric’s clinical work began...

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Azad Paul Kurkjian is a board-certified adult and child psychiatrist specializing in neuropsychiatry. Dr. Kurkjian’s clinical interests include mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Kurkjian completed his undergraduate...


Melissa is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified in Sports Dietetics. She provides nutrition counseling for the general population and athletes to manage and address health conditions and optimize performance. She has experience working with college students to improve their health, athletic...

Health Promotion

Health Promotion Specialist


Laura has been a social worker and advocate since 2014. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College in New York City in 2018 and her BA from UC Berkeley in 2010. She has worked in many different settings including reproductive health, alternatives to detention...

Project S.A.F.E.

Project SAFE Director and Survivor Advocate

Lizzy Denny (she/her/hers) is originally from Louisville, Kentucky but has lived in Los Angeles for the past 8 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Earlham College in Comparative Languages and Linguistics as well as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. It was at Earlham that she...

Project SAFE Prevention Education Coordinator

Schedule a Consultation With Joaquin

Joaquin (he/they) is a healing justice advocate...

Support Services

Manager of Clinical Operations

Ana attended Cal State Los Angeles where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management. She was working in the hospitality industry in various roles and found her calling providing customer service. Working for Emmons Wellness Center, she considers it a pleasure to have the...

Student Benefits & Insurance Specialist

Krista is the Student Benefits & Insurance Specialist at Emmons Wellness Center. She joined the Emmons team in July 2015. Krista has been working in the insurance and medical billing field for over a decade. Not only does she help students navigate their insurance policy provided by Occidental...

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