New York

Santiago Ybarra
Santiago Ybarra

Director of Admission
santiago_ybarra@pitzer.edu

Santiago was raised in California’s central coast. After graduating from Watsonville High School he attended Pomona College, earned a degree in psychology and found himself drawn to college admissions. While in college he interned for the Minority Student Action Program and worked as a Senior Interviewer. He was also involved in the 5-College ballroom dance team and volunteered at a local elementary school. He enjoys road trips to national parks, camping, biking and spending time with his dogs. Since joining Pitzer’s internationally-minded community in 2010, Santiago has been inspired to visit a greater variety of international locales.

Recruitment and application reading territories: California (Far Northern California, Marin, Sonoma), Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (all but Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island), Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S. Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, America Samoa), International (Caribbean, Latin America)

Alexis Perez
Alexis Perez

Admission Counselor
alexis_perez@pitzer.edu

Alexis grew up right down the street in Upland, CA and after graduating from St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, CA went off to beautiful, colorful Colorado to study Musical Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. While at UNC, she worked in the Office of Admissions as a Student Ambassador and, upon graduation, was honored to have the opportunity to work full-time for her alma mater, first as Event Coordinator and then as a Regional Admission Counselor based in the Los Angeles area. She took a break from higher education for a year and a half and spent some time following her childhood dream of living and learning in New York City. She is grateful to be back home in sunny Southern California. In her spare time, Alexis loves reading, quoting movies, attempting Pinterest crafts and recipes, and snuggling with her dog, Belle.

Recruitment and application reading territories: Alaska, California (Covina, West Covina, Inland Empire), Colorado, New York (Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island), International (Africa, Europe – all but the UK)