Meet the RA Staff!

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.

 

Allie WilliamsAllie Williams

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Major(s) & Minor: Chemistry
Outside of class I bake, run, and hang out with friends.
I’m at Pitzer because of the overall niceness of the students and professors and the sunshine. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Mollie ChenMollie Chen

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Major(s) & Minor: Undecided
Outside of class I run track for Pomona Pitzer. I am very interested in music and play both the violin and the drums. I also am very interested in art.
I’m at Pitzer because I love the community aspect. Coming to this school I felt the sense of community right away, and it was very welcoming and a great environment to be in. In addition, I really love the small class sizes. Learning in an environment where the professor knows my name is very important to me.

 

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.

 

Peter Hansen

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I’m at Pitzer because

 

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.

 

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.

 

Alegria MartinezAlegria Martinez

Hometown: Pomona, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Potential Media Studies Major/ Anthropology Minor
Outside of class I am in the Latina/o Student Union on campus.I enjoy spending lots of time with my family and close friends. I am always listening to music, taking photos, or watching films. I like traveling all over SoCal and trying new foods. I also like to bake sweets, play tennis, swim, and dance.
I’m at Pitzer because I love all the opportunities I am given here to be active with my passions.

 

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.

 

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!

 

Sam RuizSam

Hometown: Pico Rivera, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Human Biology with Cross Cultural Health and Healing; Minor in Dance
Outside of class I stress over career paths

I’m at Pitzer because there’s nothing like PZ in SoCal.            

 

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.