Oca Mocha

Creating a unique path where art and technology meet

Bryan Castillo ‘22, business technology administration, came to UMBC from Howard Community College as a first-generation college student with a clear vision on how he would succeed: making connections and exploring every opportunity. He wanted to combine his interest in art with his passion for technology. He also wanted to make sure he felt supported on his college journey and could make life-long friends.

How To Paint a Mural

This UMBC senior took a drab wall outside OCA Mocha and transformed it, giving local coffee lovers a floral feast for the eyes.

No Artist Stands Alone

In isolation during the pandemic, many of us are consuming or creating art and media, but we’re having to reinvent how to share that pleasure with others.

Coffee and Community

These alumni entrepreneurs brought their class project to life in Arbutus. Despite the disruption of COVID-19, the coffee shop continues to pursue a community-focused operation.

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