Martin Pittman '15
New York, NY
Sociology Major, English Minor
Foglamp Content Studio
Campus Involvement/Special Programs:
Kappa Alpha Psi, Oxy Men's Rugby, BSA, J-Term, Admissions Office Diversity initiative intern, Multicultural Summer Institute participant and RA, Multicultural Visit Program attendee
Masters of Political Management Candidate at George Washington University
Favorite MP/Cooler Food:
Best Oxy Class:
Political Sociology with Prof. Trevizo
Groups I Identify With:
Black students, Student-Athletes, Multicultural summer institute alumni, and Multicultural visit program alumni
I am a Washington, DC native who was always pushed to leave home and explore the world outside of DC. That's how I ended up attending Occidental, traveling a fair bit after undergrad, and most recently moving to New York. In my current role I work as a digital strategist for Foglamp Digital (a startup political digital communications firm). I spend a lot of time drafting email communications for my clients and building digital fundraising strategies to help clients raise money, acquire new members, and work to win advocacy campaigns. The political field and working for smaller organizations/start ups are rarely straight forward and clear cut positions but I have come to enjoy the journey. I want to be a part of the mentor network, because I think my education at Occidental is what best positioned me to successfully navigate a non-linear career path. For that, I want to help empower future generations of Occidental students by helping them understand the value that their liberal arts education provides in the rapidly changing world we currently live in.
Never give up. Pick your own path and believe in your ability to accomplish what you set your heart on. Find a good crew of friends and mentors that will pick you up and keep pushing you forward when times are hard.