Meet the RA Staff!

Summer 2015 Resident Assistants (RAs)

Stella HartmannStella Pic

Hometown:  Germany
Major(s) & Minor: Biology
Outside of class I am active in student senate, dance in the ballroom dance company and enjoy playing tennis
I’m at Pitzer because of the incredible people that are at this place

 

Diego ArroyoDiego Arroyo

Hometown:  Pasadena, California
Major(s) & Minor: Psychology and Sociology
Outside of class I hang out with friends, read, watch movies, travel, and much more!
I’m at Pitzer because I love the school and its values!

 

2015-2016 Resident Assistants (RAs)

Diego ArroyoDiego Arroyo

Hometown:  Pasadena, California
Major(s) & Minor: Psychology and Sociology
Outside of class I like to read, travel, hang out with friends, do origami and other crafts, and the list goes on!
I’m at Pitzer because it embodies everything I believe in and the people are amazing.

 

Ruhi BhallaRuhi Bhalla

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Undeclared
Outside of class I can be found organizing against systems of oppression!
I’m at Pitzer because Pitzer’s core values are incredibly important to me and ones I would like to replicate in my life.

 

Alexander Brown-WhalenAlexander Brown-Whalen

Hometown:  Boston, MA
Major(s) & Minor: Political Studies/PreMed
Outside of class I travel and read as much as I can.
I’m at Pitzer because I love Pitzer’s atmosphere and conviction to social/political/economic activism.

 

Delphine BurnsDelphine Burns

Hometown:  Santa Cruz, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Special Major: Political and Social Justice
Outside of class I am Editor-in-chief of Pitzer’s newspaper The Peel, play guitar, sing in K*Chords A Capella, am co-president of Smart Sex Society, write prose and poetry, and go on adventures with people I love.
I’m at Pitzer because I believe in and appreciate the core values and the lovely, eccentric Pitzer community and all that I’ve learned from being a part of it.

 

Michael CarsonMicheal Carson

Hometown:  Moraga, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Economics and Accounting
Outside of class I like photography, tennis, and socializing with my friends.
I’m at Pitzer because the community, including not only students, but also faculty, and administration. It’s the best.

 

Stephanie CekovStephanie Cekov

Hometown:  Camarillo, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Chemistry, Spanish
Outside of class I volunteer with local Rotary clubs, train for marathons, surf, and bake
I’m at Pitzer because I understand and believe in the core values of Pitzer. I give special attention to the intercultural understanding. I love learning about different cultures and communities. I previously have done this by immersing myself completely whether it be through a Rotary exchange program or through a small non-profit based out of Ventura, CA called GOCARE. I have lived both in Nicaragua and in Spain learning and living in the cultures. Pitzer offers a wide variety of majors including Chemistry and Spanish. The science courses through keck that I plan to take will give me the option to go into medicine in the future.

 

Stephen ChunStephen Chun

Hometown:  Mukilteo, WA
Major(s) & Minor: Biology, Mathematics
Outside of class I love to workout, play soccer, read contemporary fiction, and watch movies with people I love!
I’m at Pitzer because I want to help people in developing societies to create infrastructure in their towns, and Pitzer is all about having a world perspective.

 

Anya Deering   Anya D

Hometown:  Seattle, WA
Major(s) & Minor:
Outside of class
I’m at Pitzer because

 

Hajar HammadoHajar Hammado

Hometown:  Claremont, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Political Studies
Outside of class I can be found telling a joke or laughing at one.
I’m at Pitzer because there’s no place like home.

 

Stella HartmannStella Hartmann

Hometown:  Germany
Major(s) & Minor: Biology
Outside of class I am active in student senate, dance in the ballroom dance company and enjoy playing tennis.
I’m at Pitzer of the wonderful people.

 

Lillian HorinLillian Horin

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Biology major, Chemisty minor
Outside of class I have insightful conversations with incredible people.
I’m at Pitzer because of the sunshine, the hammocks, and the warm environment at the Keck Science Center.

 

Patrick KingPatrick King

Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
Major(s) & Minor: Media Studies and Political Studies
Outside of class I run and cook. I also work on my monthly radio program and bake for Challah for Hunger.
I’m at Pitzer because I fell in love with the community and spirit of the college.

 

Cade MaldonadoCade M.

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Environmental Analysis
Outside of class I have built a bamboo bike frame, race bicycles competitively, have become a student leader at every institution I have attended, and I install/handle art in LA.
I’m at Pitzer because I want to change Los Angeles, moving it further away from “car culture”

 

Kai McDanielKai McDaniel

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Media Studies or Environmental Analysis
Outside of class I am the secretary of Black Student Union and I have fun with my friends.
I’m at Pitzer because I was drawn to the freedom and mobility students have here, such as the ability to create majors and be apart of important decisions of campus. I also liked the academic yet relaxed atmosphere of Pitzer.

 

Gabriela OrnelasGabriela Ornelas

Hometown:  San Jose, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Chicano/Latino Studies and Sociology, Spanish
Outside of class I am the educational liason for Latino Student Union, I am an intern for Chicano Latino Student Affairs, and I am a research assistant for Roberta Espinoza
I’m at Pitzer because it stands for values that I feel deeply passionate about like intercultural understanding and interdisciplinary learning. I believe these values should be apart of everyones educational experience and life. Here, I am able to have the uncomfortable conversations and be wrong which ultimately helps me grow.

 

Elijah Pantoja    Elijah Pantoja

Hometown:  Claremont, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Political Studies
Outside of class I write for a music blog, produce music, surf, create new relationships, and read a variety of news sources to keep updated on current events.
I’m at Pitzer because I want to make a positive impact on the world through a career in politics, and I believe Pitzer gives me the resources and encouragement to do so.

 

Kristen ParkKristen P.

Hometown:  Brea, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Asian American studies and Psychology
Outside of class I like to eat ice cream and backpack.
I’m at Pitzer because I wanted to be surrounded around students and faculty members that were passionate about access of higher education for first generation and undocumented students.

 

Anjuli PetersAnjuli Peters

Hometown:  Benicia, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Dual major in Legal Studies and Rhetoric (self-designed)
Outside of class I explore Southern California, research career opportunities, and spend time with friends.
I’m at Pitzer because Pitzer’s core values align with my own. I love being in a learning environment that is flexible, encouraging, and imaginative.

 

Briana PerlsonBriana Perlson

Hometown:  Brea, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Environmental Analysis-Policy
Outside of class I swing and salsa dance, run, crochet, practice yoga, and hang out with PZ peeps!
I’m at Pitzer because it is such an incredible place with amazing people, lovely professors, and eye opening opportunities to become involved in, learn from, and grow from as an individual.

 

Ramiro Pinedo Jr.Ramiro Pinedo

Hometown:  Pomona, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Environmental Analysis
Outside of class I hike, play basketball, skateboard, run, and help my family and friends.
I’m at Pitzer because it is where I feel the welcoming vibe of self expression within a diverse group of people.

 

Erica RobinsonErica Robinson

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Sociology and a minor in Asian American Studies
Outside of class I like to draw, write, read, sew, work at CAPAS, spend time with my family & friends, work with kids, go to concerts, shop at secondhand stores, and watch Netflix.
I’m at Pitzer because I want to live a life of instersectional social justice and meet other compassionate people.

 

Kaile SauroKaile S.

Hometown:  Missoula, MT
Major(s) & Minor: Environmental Analysis
Outside of class I enjoy hiking, taking photographs, running and eating ice cream.
I’m at Pitzer because of the friendly people and the unique academic environment.

 

Clayton SayreClayton Sayre

Hometown:  Herndon, Virginia
Major(s) & Minor: Environmental Analysis
Outside of class I make music and have a good time.
I’m at Pitzer because it is the happiest place on Earth.

 

Jessica Saint-fleurJessica Saint-Fleur

Hometown:  Miami, Florida
Major(s) & Minor: Human Biology, Sociology/Africana Studies
Outside of class I am involved with PAS Hall Council, BSU, and the Pitzer Faith Fellowship. I also love to sing and dance with my friends through the 5C’s!
I’m at Pitzer because Pitzer offers a unique education and produces some of the best individuals I have ever met. Oh .. and I cannot forget about the Grove house cookies and chickens that sleep in a tree!

 

Terriyonna SmithTerriyonna Smith

Hometown:  Atlanta, Georgia
Major(s) & Minor: Africana Studies and Creative Writing
Outside of class I complete homework, read books on the mounds, take bike rides, sit outside and enjoy nature, volunteer on weekends when I am able.

I’m at Pitzer because I love the atmosphere. Pitzer is a place where I feel that I can be myself, free of solicited judgement and looks. I do believe that everyone judges but at least here people make an effort to get to know you instead. I am also here for the academia. I love the challenge Pitzer and the other 4c classes give to me. My ideas, my prior knowledge and everything has either strengthened or changed for the better since attending here.

 

Chelsey Taylor-VaughnChelsey Taylor-Vaughn

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Sociology major, Economics minor
Outside of class I like to read and watch any show written by Shonda Rhimes.
I’m at Pitzer because the environment is one of the most welcoming places I have ever been in.

 

Sydney WarrenSydney Warren

Hometown:  Denver, CO
Major(s) & Minor: International Political Economy
Outside of class I enjoy playing strategy games, drinking hot beverages, and singing simultaneously to all other actions.
I’m at Pitzer because when I first came to campus I fell in love with the community environment.