OTI Alumni are the foundation for all that we do.  They keep us motivated and focused on the positive change that can be brought about through experiential educationhelping people think and move "beyond soundbites and stereotypes".  


If you are an OTI Alum, please contact Kevin Pham, OTI Alumni Coordinator for updates and opportunities to connect with your fellow OTI Alumni for networking, job and internship opportunities, and, of course, for socializing and reminiscing about great OTI experiences and memories!  

Kevin can be reached at pham.kevin101@gmail.com

If you also want to pay it forward to the newest crop of olives, you can do so by giving a monthly gift for as little as $5! Simply select the "I would like to make this a perpetual gift" option and you're on your way!  You can do so by clicking here.


Alum of the Month


Kate, Class of 2008

Major(s): International Studies

After OTI:

Kate is the founder and CEO of Social Good Strategies, LLC, a philanthropy advising practice that works with clients to build impactful philanthropic strategies.

After finishing her BA in International Studies at UC Irvine, Kate went on to earn a Masters in Public Diplomacy at USC. She has served as Deputy Head of Press, Policy and Public Affairs for the British Consulate General, Los Angeles and, as an Account Executive at RALLY, she built social cause campaigns and communications strategies for high profile clients and foundations. Kate has held events and program management positions with the US State Department’s Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC, the UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

Notable past projects include working with Maria Shriver on the rollout of her latest Shriver Report: A Woman Pushes Back From the Brink, coordinating the rollout of Lear's climate change film for the opening of the 2014 UN Climate Summit, and successfully managing logistics, press and non-profit partnerships for the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

“To this day, I credit my experience with OTI as being one of the most impactful experiences in my life. The planning, fundraising, organizing and traveling with classmates and counterparts taught me more than any traditional classroom experience could. I am thrilled to see the organization continue to grow. Even now, I meet new people who are OTI alumni, and I'm proud to see what they have done with their experience.”