Katelyn Fink is a senior 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 productively engage with the local community. Outside of OCG, Katelyn is a research assistant for the Economics department and a student representative on the Campus Committee on Sexual Responsibility & Misconduct. Katelyn spent the fall semester of her junior year on exchange at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and she worked at Russell Investments this summer as a Global Diversity and Inclusion Intern. Upon graduation, Katelyn plans to pursue a career in consulting or business strategy.
Kelsey Martin is a senior 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 earn a Masters in Education and pursue an interdisciplinary PhD program focused on Indigenous studies and community based education.
Tyler Wray is a junior from Issaquah, Washington studying Psychology and Economics. Tyler joined the Occidental Consulting Group in the spring of his first year with the hope of gaining real-world marketing, business management, and problem assessment skills. On campus, he is also a member of the Student Marketing Advisory Committee and a member of the Occidental Men’s Soccer team. Tyler further developed his marketing skills and knowledge as an intern with Verathon Medical Corporation in the summer of 2018, where he assisted the downstream in the development and launch of several new products and acted as project manager in the development of a market segmentation survey.
Daniel Egan is a senior from Brookline, Massachusetts studying Computer Science and Economics. His interest in business, technology, and community engagement influenced his decision to join OCG. On campus, he is the captain of the Men’s Rugby club and an experienced librarian at the Mary Norton Clapp Library. This past summer, he worked for a debt-equity raising firm that financed real estate developments throughout the U.S. After college, he hopes to travel and explore careers in finance, consulting, and data analytics.
Juliah Lee is a senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 junior 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.
Andy Mezquita is a senior from Los Angeles studying Economics and Spanish Studies with a minor in Mathematics. On campus, Andy works as a Senior Fellow for the Office of Admission and has worked as a Data Analyst for the Hameetman Career Center. He is also a student leader for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and has served as a leader for OxyEngage, Oxy’s pre-orientation program. Andy studied abroad in Granada, Spain, where he strengthened his Spanish language skills, developed an addiction to tomato toast, and played music with a Spanish rap group. After college, he hopes to pursue a career in business or finance.
Jack Brancheau is a senior Economics major from Scottsdale, Arizona. He joined the Occidental Consulting Group to gain real-world business acumen, while making a positive impact in the Northeast Los Angeles area. Outside of OCG, Jack is Assistant to the Sports Information Director, a director on the Blyth Fund, and a member of the baseball team. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and music.
Jason Mittler is a junior from Hong Kong studying Economics. He joined the Occidental Consulting Group as an outlet to pursue his passion for nonprofits and business strategy. At Occidental, Jason is the president of International Student Orientation and serves as a Budget and Project Assistant for the ITS. He has had extensive experience working in the design analysis stage of projects and hopes to pursue a career in Technology Consulting after graduating.
Linda Hussein is a first-year from Boulder, Colorado intending to study Economics and Computer Science. Joining the Occidental Consulting Group provided her with an opportunity to apply her interest in business, community outreach, and problem-solving all while gaining valuable career skills. On campus, Linda is a part of Boundless Brilliance, a group which focuses on encouraging young girls to take an interest in STEM through interactive presentations and projects. She is looking forward to pursuing opportunities that incorporate international finance, data analytics, and foreign service. She loves hiking, skiing, learning new languages, and trying new foods.
Andrea Liu is a first-year from Arcadia, California and is pursuing a major in Diplomacy and World Affairs. Her interest in the Occidental Consulting Group has been sparked through her love of entrepreneurship and leadership; prior to joining, she has fostered and maintained a successful self-run business and was editor of her high school’s newspaper. On campus, she is a devoted member of InterVarsity and the First Year Representative for the Korean American Student Organization. Separate from the realm of academia, her passions run simple: dogs, The Office, and hot pot from Boiling Point.