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“Off Press” is a series of conversations with members of the Loyola Marymount University community about their impact on the world through their lives, their work and their Jesuit education. Visit LMU Magazine here

Sep 24, 2018

Carlos Soto ’16 started his tequila company, Nosotros, as an undergraduate. Since then, he’s mastered everything from recipe to production, bottling, international sales and delivery. He’s even faced rocky U.S.-Mexico trade relations. Listen to our podcast to hear Soto talk about all he’s learned about the risks...


Mar 12, 2018

Los Angeles is considered one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States, and its culinary culture is just as wide-ranging. As food editor of Los Angeles Magazine, Garrett Snyder ’09 probably has encountered as many dishes as a chef at the United Nations. Snyder talks about L.A.’s unique food...


Feb 26, 2018

The fish you order at your favorite seafood restaurant may not be the fish you get. Demian Willette, LMU biology professor, studies species substitution — the substitution of one fish for another. Using Environmental DNA testing, he hopes to improve on a problem in the food chain that begins on fishing vessels and...


Feb 1, 2018

In July 1961, Robert Singleton, retired LMU professor of economics, and Helen Singleton M.A. ’85 left Los Angeles for New Orleans, where in defiance of state segregation laws, they boarded a train bound for Jackson, Mississippi. Veterans of the civil rights movement’s legendary Freedom Riders, the Singletons talk...


Nov 7, 2017

After being exiled from Ethiopia, his homeland, Elias Wondimu turned to producing books that help document his country’s history. Wondimu is now publisher of LMU’s Marymount Institute Press and Tsehai Publishers, which together have created the Harriett Tubman Press, an imprint devoted to African-American fiction...