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!
Mariela Alvarez ’16
Hobbies: Latinx Student Union
Favorite Pitzer class: Sociology of Education
Fun Fact: I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco!
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)
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
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.
Ciera Fleming ’16
Major: Organizational Studies
Favorite Pitzer class: Sociology of Secularity
Fun Fact: I can juggle!
Alyssa Glass-Kyes ’16
Major: Critical Theory and Social Justice
Hobbies: The Grove House
Favorite Pitzer class: Queer Feminist Theory
Fun Fact: I love the California coast!
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.
Tam Hong ’16
Major: Biomedical Ethics & Practice
Hobbies: SAC, Field hockey, greeting card making
Favorite Pitzer class: Sociology of Health & Medicine
Fun Fact: I played the piano and flute for 14 years and am trying to pick them up again. (I also have claw feet and can give myself foot cramps on command.)!
Shelby Hyman ’16
Hobbies: Grove House Committee, SAC, Kohoutek Committee, Pitzer Outdoor Adventures, Kostume Klub
Favorite Pitzer class: Pitzer in Ontario / Hip Hop & Incarceration
Fun Fact: I have worked at the Grove House every year and lived at the Grove House last year!
Jada Jones ’17 (Abroad Spring 2016)
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
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
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!
Casey Venturelli ’16
Major: Interdisciplinary Movement Studies and Holistic Healing
Hobbies: Grove House kitchen, Grove House committee, Pitzer Outdoor Adventures, dance
Favorite Pitzer class: Pitzer in Ontario
Fun Fact: I am proficient at milking goats.
Tiana Wu ’16
Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, Asian Pacific American Coalition, Student Senate
Favorite Pitzer class: Mathematics for 3-D Printing / Introduction to GIS
Fun Fact: I am not allergic to anything and not a very picky eater which makes me easy to feed and satisfy!