Thomas Stephens is a senior from Boston, Massachusetts studying Economics. Years of experience working for small businesses developed his passion for solving problems, which led to a strong interest in the field of consulting. On campus, he is a former varsity men’s soccer player and current established figure on the intramural circuit. This past summer, he interned for Boeing in Seattle, where he worked on a supply chain management team. Upon graduation, he will be working in Los Angeles for Gallagher, an insurance, risk management, and consulting firm.
Katelyn Fink is a junior from Mercer Island, Washington studying Economics, with minors in Sociology and Religious Studies. She joined the Occidental Consulting Group in her first semester at Oxy to learn valuable business skills and to productively engage with the local community. Outside of OCG, Katelyn is a board director of the Impact Fund and a student representative on the Campus Committee on Sexual Responsibility & Misconduct. Katelyn spent the fall semester of this year on exchange at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and she looks forward to working at Russell Investments this summer as a Global Diversity and Inclusion Intern. Upon graduation, Katelyn plans to pursue a career in consulting or business analysis.
Daniel Egan is a junior from Brookline, Massachusetts studying Computer Science and Diplomacy & World Affairs. His interest in solving business problems and engaging with the local community prompted his decision to join OCG. On campus, he is also a member of the Oxy Men’s Rugby Football club and an experienced librarian at the Mary Norton Clapp. This past summer, he worked within the asset management team at The RMR Group, a firm that manages real estate investment trusts. After college, he hopes to travel and explore careers in finance, consulting, and technology.
Julia Moreland is a senior from Portland, Oregon majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education. A desire to transform her psychology research experience into practical business skill inspired her to join Occidental Consulting Group. Outside of OCG, Julia is the President of Phi Beta Lambda, Peer Advisor at the Career Center, and a Senior Fellow for the Office of Admission. Upon graduation, Julia will be moving to Massachusetts to work for MassMutual Financial Group as a Rotational Marketing Associate.
Kelsey Martin is a junior Sociology major from Portland, Oregon. She joined the Occidental Consulting Group in order to pursue work in the intersections of Sociology and traditionally Economics-related endeavors, such as consulting. In addition to working with OCG, Kelsey works with the Center for Community Based Learning and the Writing Center on Occidental’s campus. After graduation, Kelsey hopes to pursue graduate school and enroll in an interdisciplinary PhD program focused on Education and Sociology.
Juliah Lee is a junior from Long Beach, California studying Diplomacy & World Affairs and Cognitive Science. She first got involved with OCG as an outlet for her to intertwine her passion of giving back to the community and love of learning across all academic fields. At Occidental, Juliah is the founder and president of No Lost Generation Oxy, as well as the co-president of the Impact Fund and the Director of Operations of Phi Beta Lambda. Outside of Oxy, Juliah is currently a Foreign Service intern for the U.S. Department of State and a private debate coach. After graduation, Juliah hopes to pursue a career in intelligence and foreign service.
Samir Gangolli is a junior from Chicago, Illinois studying Economics and Diplomacy & World Affairs. During his sophomore year at Oxy, he joined the Occidental Consulting Group because he saw it as an opportunity to creatively and collaboratively expand on his interest in local businesses. At Occidental, he is also the Treasurer of the South Asian Student Association and a Director of the Charles R. Blyth Fund, a premier student-run investment portfolio as part of Occidental College’s endowment. Most recently, he worked as an Equity Research Intern at Kabouter Management, an international small-cap hedge fund in Chicago. Outside of academics, Samir is a man of simple pleasures: music, travel, and the Chicago Cubs.
Poppy Thekdi is a junior from Clemmons, North Carolina studying Diplomacy and World Affairs and Writing. She is interested in strategic design, digital marketing, and data analytics. Her international background, combined with a passion for the arts, has allowed her to bring unique ideas to the table. She has held internships in both the non-profit and corporate sector and is interested in the intersection of both. In the future, Poppy would like to pursue her own entrepreneurial endeavors or explore the field of international business.
Tanner Nickles is a sophomore from Tucson, Arizona pursuing a degree in Physics and Biochemistry. He joined the Occidental Consulting Group to gain experience in solving diverse problems and to continue the interdisciplinary education he is receiving at Occidental. On campus, he is a member of the varsity water polo team, as well as a member of the Pre-Health Society and Impact Fund. This past summer, he worked as a Research Assistant at Sanford Burnham Prebys’s Structural Biology Program in La Jolla, California, conducting research on the evolution of leucine-rich repeat degeneration and its implications for pancreatic cancer. Upon graduation, he hopes to continue to pursue biomedical research as he loves the work he is currently doing on and off campus.
Tyler Wray is a sophomore from Issaquah, Washington studying Psychology and Economics. An interest in marketing and communications and a desire to experience the complex interactions between real-life businesses and customers encouraged him to join the Occidental Consulting Group in the spring of his freshman year at Occidental. On campus, he is also a member of the Student Marketing Advisory Committee and a member of the Occidental Men’s Soccer team. Tyler intends to further develop his marketing ability and knowledge as a Marketing Intern with Verathon Medical Corporation in the summer of 2018, where he will assist the company in the development and launch of several new products.