At Oxy, students don't limit themselves to the classroom experience or their major. Read how students are exploring the world around them and building their life's resume.
From Oklahoma City to the urban lights of Los Angeles, music production major Anoop D’Souza ’19 is creating a foundation for a burgeoning music career through a liberal arts education.
As this year’s seniors prepare to cross the graduation stage on May 20, hear some of them reflect on how they’ve changed, what’s inspired them and what they’ve gained during four years at Oxy.
Growing up as a “global nomad,” Gaea Morales ’18 found herself drawn to both the liberal arts and a global city like Los Angeles. Gaea has found a community of support in L.A. while continuing to expand her horizons around the world.
In 2017, Occidental shifted computer science from the minors to the majors, a move that Stephanie Angulo ’19 has been preparing for at companies like Facebook, Google and JPL. But in Stephanie’s eyes, tech advancements would stall without the liberal arts.
For most college students, days and nights are filled with memorable events to look back on in the future. But even with sophisticated camera-equipped devices everywhere, Occidental students are glad to have Jeremy Bloom ’18’s talent and expertise to capture moments on campus and off.
L.A. local Diego Zapata ’19 didn’t venture far from home to find his best college experience. The biology major has brought his love of gardening and hope for building a better community along with him on his short drive to Oxy.
Having served in the Navy for six years, Daryl Barker ’18 had the option to head straight into a career after being honorably discharged. Instead, he chose to pursue a degree in politics and a wide range of experiences at Occidental.
Wandering through Oxy was part of Flora Adamian ’18’s childhood. Now she’s making her mark on the campus as editor-in-chief of the Occidental Weekly while balancing a diplomacy and world affairs major and German minor.
Student body president Zachary Solomon ’19 hadn’t planned on becoming an ASOC (Associated Students of Occidental College) officer when he arrived at Oxy. But after realizing that he could make a real contribution, he stepped up to the plate.
Part of a liberal arts education means exploring beyond one academic interest. It’s a reason that made film lover (and maker) Paisley Dutcher ’19 choose Occidental over art school.
Studying and working abroad can be overwhelming and unfamiliar, but as Chinese Studies major Chase Holliday ’18 learned during his summer in Shanghai, the risk was worth the reward.
Biology major Hannah Hayes ’18 was set on performing undergraduate research while at Oxy. Her determination led her across the Pacific Ocean to La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica.
At La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, students have the chance to conduct research alongside professors and scientists each summer. Get an inside look at student life at La Selva with Bryce Lewis Smith ‘20.
Get to know more students from the class of 2021 in the Fall 2017 Occidental College Magazine.