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Our Mission

The Diversity and Equity Board serves as an official student-led branch of ASOC that works towards empowerment and improved conditions for structurally marginalized groups on and off campus. The purpose of this board is to support student and faculty led initiatives that foster a campus climate of inclusivity through intersectionality, the compilation of reports of offices’ and ASOC branches’ commitment to diversity and equity, and putting forth recommendations towards improved practices. DEB will ensure that DEB activities both minimize the College’s gentrifying impact and increase the College’s efforts to repair gentrifying damage done by the College and other community members. It is the role of the current board to define the parameters of Diversity and Equity responsibly through student engagement, with timely and transparent review processes. The intention of the Board is to hold Occidental College to its mission of diversity and equity.

Academic Liaison   Jo-Anne Naarendorp ‘21  Art and Art History Major   Black Studies Minor

Academic Liaison

Jo-Anne Naarendorp ‘21

Art and Art History Major

Black Studies Minor

Academic Liaison   Madeline Martell ‘22  Computer Science Major

Academic Liaison

Madeline Martell ‘22

Computer Science Major

Admission and Financial Aid Liaison   Ryley Goulet '20  Critical Theory and Social Justice Major  Sociology Minor

Admission and Financial Aid Liaison

Ryley Goulet '20

Critical Theory and Social Justice Major

Sociology Minor

 
Club Liaison   Kayla Williams ‘20  Urban and Environmental Policy Major  Education Minor

Club Liaison

Kayla Williams ‘20

Urban and Environmental Policy Major

Education Minor

Club Liaison   Malcolm Sowah '20  Diplomacy and World Affairs Major

Club Liaison

Malcolm Sowah '20

Diplomacy and World Affairs Major

Community Liaison   Alex Duncan '20  Art and Art History Major

Community Liaison

Alex Duncan '20

Art and Art History Major

 
Intercultural Affairs Liaison   Clara Richardson-Omamo '22  Diplomacy and World Affairs Major

Intercultural Affairs Liaison

Clara Richardson-Omamo '22

Diplomacy and World Affairs Major

Labor Liaison   Gabriela Rodriguez '22  Diplomacy and World Affairs Major

Labor Liaison

Gabriela Rodriguez '22

Diplomacy and World Affairs Major

Master of Reporting   Ariadne Makridakis ‘20  Critical Theory and Social Justice Major  Comparative Literature Minor

Master of Reporting

Ariadne Makridakis ‘20

Critical Theory and Social Justice Major

Comparative Literature Minor

 
Secretary   Natalia Guerra ‘20  Critical Theory and Social Justice Major  Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Secretary

Natalia Guerra ‘20

Critical Theory and Social Justice Major

Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Student Life Liaison   Kass Wolde  ‘22  Undeclared

Student Life Liaison

Kass Wolde ‘22

Undeclared

Student Life Liaison   Maggie Smart-McCabe ‘20  Diplomacy and World Affairs Major  Religious Studies Minor

Student Life Liaison

Maggie Smart-McCabe ‘20

Diplomacy and World Affairs Major

Religious Studies Minor

 
Treasurer   Say Brown ‘20  Computer Science Major

Treasurer

Say Brown ‘20

Computer Science Major

ASOC Senate Representative   Mitchell Johnson '19  Biochemistry Major

ASOC Senate Representative

Mitchell Johnson '19

Biochemistry Major

Faculty Adviser   Amy Tahani-Bidmeshk  American Studies

Faculty Adviser

Amy Tahani-Bidmeshk

American Studies

DEB COMMITTEES

Several board positions include a student subcommittee who help to create and achieve DEB goals; it is possible to be a part of more than one committee at a time. If you would like to be involved with DEB and our various projects, email oxydeb@oxy.edu. The respective DEB member will contact you regarding committee meeting dates and times.

  • Academics

  • Admissions & Financial Aid

  • Club

  • Community

  • Intercultural Affairs

  • Labor

  • Student Life