Tour Guides

Tour Guide Laila Alvarez

Laila Alvarez ’18

Major: Human Biology & Political Studies
Involvements: Latinx Student Union, Encuentros, First Generation Mentor, and First Generation Club
Fun Fact: I played viola for 5 years!

Tour Guide Maddy Bunnenberg-Ross

Maddy Bunnenberg-Ross ’19

Major: Organismal Biology
Involvements: Asian Pacific American Coalition, MIX club
Favorite Pitzer class: Intro Chemistry
Fun Fact: I can whistle in 4 different ways

Tour Guide Prince Chabveka

Prince Chabveka ’19

Major: Accounting
Involvements: Green Bike Program, IGLAS fellow, 5C slam
Favorite Pitzer class: First Year Seminar
Fun Fact: I have English names even though its my third language

Tour Guide Stephen Chun

Stephen Chun ’18

Major: Biology
Involvements: Center for Asian Pacific American Students
Favorite Pitzer class: Social Inequality
Fun Fact: My spirit animal is a Labrador retriever, but I’m highly allergic to them.

Ben Cowan ’18 (Social Media Intern)

Major: Neuroscience
Involvements: A Cleaner Tomorrow, Ultimate frisbee, Studio 47, Photography club, Pitzer Outdoor Adventures
Favorite Pitzer class: Behavioral Epigenetics
Fun Fact: I grew up on an island in the Pacific Northwest!

Tour Guide Polina Goncharova

Polina Goncharova ’18 (abroad Fall 2016)

Major: Environmental Analysis
Involvements: A Cleaner Tomorrow (ACT), Pitzer Phonathon Caller, First Generation Mentor for First Years
Favorite Pitzer class: Conservation Ecology and Management and Intro to Environmental Analysis and Native Americans and Environments. I can’t pick one!
Fun Fact: I am bilingual in Russian and I am a cat whisperer.

Kat Harhai ’18

Major: Environmental Analysis and Gender & Feminist Studies
Involvements: A Cleaner Tomorrow (ACT), Writing Center
Favorite Pitzer class: Environmental Education
Fun Fact: I want to build my own tiny home someday!

Jennifer Kaku ’18

Major: Anthro/ASAM
Involvements: Asian Pacific American Coalition, Sponsor Program, CAPAS, IGLAS Fellow
Favorite Pitzer class: Pacific Islanders and Education, Body Art, Fieldworks
Fun Fact: I lived in Tokyo, Japan for two years.

John Kalapos ’17

Major: Political Studies & Environmental Analysis
Involvements: Grove House, The Wash and Pitzer Outdoor Adventures
Favorite Pitzer class: Power and Participation in America
Fun Fact: I can’t lick my elbow

Alexander Landau ’18 (abroad Fall 2016)

Major: Environmental Analysis & Media Studies
Involvements: Pomona-Pitzer Swim & Dive, Inner Tube Water Polo, A Cleaner Tomorrow, Eco Center
Favorite Pitzer class: Intro to Environmental Analysis / View of the World
Fun Fact: I am half British.

AJ Leon ’18 (abroad Fall 2016)

Major: Economics, Public Policy Analysis with focus in EA
Involvements: Claremont Climate Justice, Investment Club, Finance and Accounting, 5C Cycling
Favorite Pitzer class: International Trade
Fun Fact: I am a transportation geek- ask me about any urban transit infrastructure if you want to see my nerdy-side come out

Tour Guide Maya Levinson

Maya Levinson ’18

Major: Media Studies
Involvements: Yoga, Creative writing, Running
Favorite Pitzer class: Classical Sociological Theory
Fun Fact: The first time I went surfing a dolphin hit me in the head and I had to get stitches

Tour Guide Sophia Montano

Sophia Montano ’19

Major: International Intercultural Studies
Involvements: Pomona-Pitzer golf team, student band
Favorite Pitzer class: Intro to Creative Writing with Janice Lee
Fun Fact: I love coffee and have it with almost every meal!

Admission Tour Guide William Ortiz ’19

William Ortiz ’19

Major: Organizational Studies
Involvements: C3: The Claremont Comicbook Community, Media Arts Gaming and Entertainment (MAGE), Latinx Student Union, First-Gen Club, Archery Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Grovehouse Committee
Favorite Pitzer class: Organizational Life
Fun Fact: I’m a huge comic book fan!

Tour Guide Maddy Shaughnessy

Maddy Shaughnessy ’17

Major: Media Studies and Psychology
Involvements: Pangea (Pitzer Dance Club), Slam poetry club, choreograph and dance for the Pomona/Scripps Dance Company, plan to join Kohoutek committee
Favorite Pitzer class: Child Development Lab
Fun Fact: I am actually an Honorable! My dad is technically a Lord (He’s British)

Page last updated on October 4, 2016