Steve Brennan has many years of college counseling experience in both college and secondary school environments. Most recently, he was an associate dean of admission at Occidental College, where he coordinated international admissions and worked most closely with students from the Midwest, Hawaii, and California, while also co-chairing the admissions committee. Before starting at Oxy, Steve served as the director of college counseling for College Connections Hawaii, a non-profit agency in Honolulu that focused on helping first generation, Native Hawaiian, and other students access higher education. He also worked for Marquette University as a regional representative in Los Angeles, and was assistant director of admission at Loyola University Chicago. Steve holds a dual bachelor’s degree from Marquette University in English literature and medieval history, and a master’s in urban and regional planning from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.