Tour Guides

Laila Alvarez ’18

Major: Human Biology & Political Studies
Hobbies: Latinx Student Union, First Generation Mentor, Encuentros
Favorite Pitzer class: Urban and Social Movements
Fun Fact: I played the viola for five years!

Feby Boediarto ’17

Major: Environmental Analysis
Hobbies: A Cleaner Tomorrow, Sustainable Links
Favorite Pitzer class: Environmental Documentaries
Fun Fact: My favorite place is the desert!

Ben Cowan ’18 (Social Media Intern)

Major: Neuroscience
Hobbies: A Cleaner Tomorrow, Ultimate frisbee, Studio 47, Photography club, Pitzer Outdoor Adventures
Favorite Pitzer class: Intro to Linguistics
Fun Fact: I grew up on an island in the Pacific Northwest.

Maddy Bunnenberg-Ross ’19

Major: Marine Biology / Chemistry
Hobbies: Mix club, photography, graphic design
Favorite Pitzer class: Chemistry or Philosophy
Fun Fact: I have reached the summit of Mount St. Helens, (and eaten a crab heart). Not at the same time though!

Prince Chabveka ’19

Major: Economics – Accounting
Hobbies: Green Bike Program, Intramural Soccer, Slam poetry
Favorite Pitzer class: Political Economy of Global Football
Fun Fact: Zimbabwean tradition identifies people by an animal totem. My totem is a mouse.

Stephen Chun ’18

Major: Biology
Hobbies: Rock climbing, Center for Asian-Pacific American Students (CAPAS) volunteer
Favorite Pitzer class: Social Inequalities
Fun Fact: I can do a back-flip, but only when nobody is looking. I also collect rocks from every hike I go on.

Natalia Duran ’19

Major: Environmental Analysis
Hobbies: Educational Liaison for LatinX Student Union, CLSA Sponsor, PAS Hall Council, Spanish Conversation Leader/Tutor, and Discussion Group Leader for International Office
Favorite Pitzer class: Contemporary Issues of Chicanas/Latinas
Fun Fact: I love to swim and play water polo during my free time! My parents call me their little fish because I’m always in the pool.

Polina Goncharova ’18

Major: Environmental Analysis
Hobbies: 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
Hobbies: A Cleaner Tomorrow, Green Initiative Fund, New Student Mentor/OA Leader
Favorite Pitzer class: Environmental Science, Policy, and Politics
Fun Fact: I play the ukulele.

Jada Jones ’17 (Abroad Spring 2016)

Major: Economics
Hobbies: PASA
Favorite Pitzer class: Linguistic Anthropology
Fun Fact: Once I auditioned for a game show and made it to the final round.

Jennifer Kaku ’18

Major: Sociocultural Anthropology
Hobbies: Asian Pacific American Coalition, Center for Asian Pacific American Students
Favorite Pitzer class: Fieldworks
Fun Fact: I lived in Tokyo, Japan for two years.

John Kalapos ’17

Major: Political Studies & Environmental Analysis
Hobbies: The Grove House, Pitzer Outdoor Adventures, Student Senate
Favorite Pitzer class: Agriculture and Political Rebellion
Fun Fact: I make a delicious peach crumble.

Alexander Landau ’18

Major: Environmental Analysis & Media Studies
Hobbies: 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

Major: Environment & Sustainability, Economics
Hobbies: Claremont Climate Justice, Economics tutor, Spanish conversation group leader
Favorite Pitzer class: Intro to Environmental Analysis
Fun Fact: I was born in Colombia and moved to the US at the age of six.

Maya Levinson ’18

Major: Media Studies & Creative Writing
Hobbies: Yoga, Creative writing, Running, and Phonathon
Favorite Pitzer class: Classical Sociological Theory (taught by Phil Zuckerman!)
Fun Fact: I am from New York City and most of my summer memories include the famous Coney Island Boardwalk. I have ridden the Cyclone too many times to count!

Gabriel Madrid ’17

Major: Sociology
Hobbies: Judicial Council, Prison Education Project volunteer, Pitzer Legal Society vice president
Favorite Pitzer class: Juvenile Delinquency
Fun Fact: I am a motivational speaker for youth at risk.

Sophia Montano ’19

Major: International Intercultural Studies
Hobbies: 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!

Alex Ruiz ’17 (Abroad Spring 2016)

Major: Biology & Economics
Hobbies: Volleyball
Favorite Pitzer class: Intro to Sociology
Fun Fact: I am a first generation student.

Maddy Shaughnessy ’17

Major: Psychology, Minor in Media Studies
Hobbies: Dance (a lot of it) and slam poetry club
Favorite Pitzer class: Child Development
Fun Fact: I studied flamenco dancing in Seville, Spain this past semester

Jessa Stein ’17 (Abroad Spring 2016)

Major: Sociology & Feminist Public Health
Hobbies: Student Senate, dance, volunteering
Favorite Pitzer class: Secularism and Skepticism
Fun Fact: This past summer I studied abroad in Costa Rica and traveled to India!

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