Ana Richardson ’18

  • Assistant Director of Admissions


I came to Oberlin by way of many homes. I was born in Houston, Texas, but spent many of my younger years in Oregon and Costa Rica. During high school, I split my time eating poke out on the Leeward coast of Oahu, Hawaii, and in Eugene, Oregon (Track Town USA)! Moving every few years throughout my childhood made me value different cultures, art, ways of thinking, foods, and languages. This diversity of thought and experience is reflected in the community and conversations that I value at Oberlin.

In 2018, I was the first in my family to graduate from college, earning my Oberlin degree in neuroscience and psychology. As a student, I conducted undergraduate research, was involved in track and field, worked as a resident assistant, and was very involved with community service in the city of Oberlin. So if you ever want to talk to me about science/research, track and field, community service, art, nature or food, I would love to chat with you!

I’m glad to be back at Oberlin, where I can share my passion for college access. As a first-generation, low-income student, I wasn’t aware of the opportunities and growth that higher education and Oberlin specifically are able to provide. The support you receive here really does make a difference.

I look forward to meeting you on campus or when I’m in your area to share the opportunities an Oberlin education has to offer.


Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, Washington