Dr. Sanjeev Khagram is the John Parke Young Professor of Global
Political Economy at Occidental College. Prior to coming to Oxy, he was a
Professor at Harvard, Stanford and the University of Washington. His goal is to
make Oxy the premier liberal arts college for entrepreneurship in the world.
Professor Sherry Simpson-Dean; Faculty Director
Emmy Award-winning film producer, Sherry Simpson Dean is known for her deep commitment to human rights and civil liberties. She is currently serving as a partner at the firm Opportunity Green’s President and is an adjunct professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College.
Saul Sutcher '10
Saul cut his teeth as an entrepreneur while at Occidental where he ran a
start-up restaurant called Cafe Norris. After graduation he co-founded
Virtuvent and also runs Brooklyn Analytics.
Kevin Adler '10
Kevin is founder and CEO of inthis, and an entrepreneur and applied sociologist dedicated to building strength through vulnerability. He is the 2007 Culley Award recipient at Occidental College and a StartingBloc Fellow. Follow him on Twitter at @heykfa, or check out his blog at kevinfadler.com.
Co-founder of Clean Tech Open and Startup Malaysia, Rebeca is a true entrepreneur. Chemical and Environmental Engineer from MIT, and teaches technology entrepreneurship at Stanford. She is Korean/Argentine by culture.
Jamie Thalman spent summers as a kid working on an Amish farm, designing and building a Space Shuttle Simulator for a space camp and fiddling with his mom’s Nikon F3 camera. He went on to study economics and international relations, with particular focus on international political economy and econometric analysis. Jamie has since turned to design and content creation as a way of defining and solving social and environmental problems.
He uses multidisciplinary applications of research, analytics, abroad experiences, behavioral economics and arts to development, produce, and strategically position multimedia and design projects.
Dave Berkus '62
Dave Berkus is an early stage venture capitalist with a hands-on
background in technology. An entrepreneur for over fifty years, he formed and
managed successful businesses in the entertainment and software arenas, and is
a respected technology industry leader and spokesperson.