Meet the RA Staff!

2014-2015 Resident Assistants (RAs)

Pitzer-Atherton-Sanborn (P.A.S.)

Alex-CromidasAlex Cromidas     
Hometown:  San Diego, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Sociology
Outside of class I act, sing, play jazz clarinet, argue with people on the internet about movies and video games, model.
I’m at Pitzer because Honestly? It’s all the orange stuff.

Alex-RosarioAlex Rosario    
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major(s) & Minor: Media Arts & Communications minor in Film Studies
Outside of class I am always running around trying to get things done.
I’m at Pitzer because I love the sense of community and small class sizes.

Bennett-SorensenBennett Sorensen    
Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR
Major(s) & Minor: Major: Molecular Biology Minor: Politics
Outside of class I am in an improv group, President of PAS Hall Council and work at the Dean of Faculty’s Office.
I’m at Pitzer because I believe that the variety of backgrounds, experiences, and interests of Pitzer students creates an awesome academic and unparalleled environment.

Briana-PerlsonBriana Perlson (spring)
Hometown: Brea, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Environmental Analysis-Policy
Outside of class I swing dance with friends, run, read, crochet, and hang out with PZ peeps!
I’m at Pitzer because it is such an incredible place with amazing people, lovely professors, and such incredible opportunities to become involved in.

Gabriela-OrnelasGabriela Ornelas    
Hometown: San Jose, California
Major(s) & Minor: Sociology and Chicano/ Latino Studies
Outside of class I participate in LSU, putting on the posada, and rockabily. I am also a part of stitch and bitch and the 5C Chiapas club.
I’m at Pitzer because  it is the school for me. I cherish the core values and expand my critical thinking skills and overall knowledge every day in and outside of the class

Kristen-ParkKristen Park    
Hometown: Brea, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Sociology, Asian American Studies
Outside of class I backpack, run half marathons, make kale chips, and run DreamCatchers.
I’m at Pitzer because of my peers, professors, and the Grove House cookies.

Megan-FoshaMegan Fosha  
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major(s) & Minor: Media Studies, Environmental Analysis
Outside of class I play violin, work at the Pomona Theatre costume shoppe, make films, go on POAs, have crazy adventures with my friends!
I’m at Pitzer becauseI am passionate about Pitzer’s core values and want to participate in the diverse community.

Patrick-KingPatrick King 
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Major(s) & Minor: Political Studies with a minor in Italian
Outside of class I run and cook. I am also on the Hillel board and bake for Challah for Hunger.
I’m at Pitzer because I fell in love with the community.

Sam-RuizSam Ruiz  (fall)
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.

Stella Hartmann
Hometown: Braunschweig, Germany Stella
Major(s) & Minor: Human Biology Cross-Cultural Health and Healing
Outside of class I plan alternative events for PAS Hall Council to provide a substance-free environment for first year students.
I’m at Pitzer because of its social and globally responsible student-body.

William Springer
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Major(s) & Minor: Philosophy and pre-med track.Will-Springer
Outside of class I listen to/write music and read.
I’m at Pitzer because of the supportive student body and the opportunities afforded by the 5Cs.

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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.

Anya-DeeringAnya Deering
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major(s) & Minor: Linguistics major
Outside of class I Irish dance competitively, Balkan dance, work at a shoe store in the village, work out, and am a member of the Smart Sex Society
I’m at Pitzer because I love the amazing community and the supportive, interdisciplinary learning environment. Everyone is so passionate about what they are involved in.

Chris-CohenChris Cohen  
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major(s) & Minor: International Business
Outside of class I am doing homework, playing sports, or laughing with my friends.
I’m at Pitzer because it allows me to take control of my education and form my future in a way that most other institutions do not.

Gabriel-MadridGabriel Madrid (spring) 
Hometown: Chino, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Sociology
Outside of class I participate in recruiting for the Office of Admission and I’m a member of the Entrepreunial club.
I’m at Pitzer because I believe the faculty and students make Pitzer a comfortable environment for learning new ideas.

Jennifer-RenickJennifer Renick
Hometown: Los Alamitos, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Community Mental Health: Schools and Youth
Outside of class I work as the Live Music Director of KSPC radio station, intern at Garey High School and Monrovia High School and help run boXcar clu
I’m at Pitzer because  I value social justice and diverse perspectives as core aspects of academia.

Kaile-SauroKaile Sauro 
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.

Lora-FunkLora Funk (fall)  
Hometown: Missoula, MT
Major(s) & Minor: Undecided
Outside of class I enjoy running, biking, baking cookies and solving the Rubix Cube.
I’m at Pitzer because when I visited it felt like home.

Liz-MasourdiLiz Masoudi
Hometown: Denver, CO
Major(s) & Minor: Psychology and Neuroscience major, Philosophy minor
Outside of class I love to read, hang out with friends, write, and do yoga
I’m at Pitzer because I love the huge amount of freedom I get to choose what I want to learn,  and I love the people here.

Mariah Stovall 
Hometown: Montclair, N
Major(s) & Minor:
Major: English Literature Minor: Linguisticmariah stovall RA photo 2014

Outside of class I am in the dining hall.

I’m at Pitzer because you can do whatever you want here.

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Amanda-LeonAmanda Leon 
Hometown: La Habra, California
Major(s) & Minor: Human Biology major, Spanish minor, Pred-med
Outside of class I am probably at work, daydreaming about my next nap.
I’m at Pitzer because I wanted a school where all the students are as passionate about life as I  am.

Chelsey Taylor-Vaughn
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Economics
Outside of class I enjoy watching Scandal and Parenthood.
I’m at Pitzer because there is no other place like this.

Charlie-YatesCharlie Yates
Hometown: Greenbrae, CA
Major(s) & Minor: Science, Technology & Society; Psychology; Music (minor)
Outside of class I am singing (Mood Swing a cappella, Chamber Choir, & Concert Choir),  participating in M.A.G.E., playing tennis/volleyball, or trading Pokemon cards!
I’m at Pitzer because the people are great, the Consortium is awesome, and who doesn’t love the SoCal weather?

Lillian Horin  
Hometown: Los Angeles, CALily Horin Pic
Major(s) & Minor: Biology, Studio Art, Pre-Dental
Outside of class I draw, geek out, and of course, nap.
I’m at Pitzer because of its emphasis on study abroad and intercultural understanding. The abundance of resources are a major plus.


Paloma Aleman
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Major(s) & Minor: Organizational Studies and Sociology
Outside of class I enjoy exploring the different opportunities that Pitzer had to offer (clubs, events, etc.)Paloma-Aleman
I’m at Pitzer because it provides me with the resources to grow in multiple areas.



Stephen Colón
Hometown: Norwalk, CA! #562 #LA​
Major(s) & Minor: Organizational Studies
Outside of class I work on leadership skills to middle school & high school students!​ It’s the most fulfilling work I could possibly imagine doing.Stephen Dennys Photo by Karis
I’m at Pitzer because in high school, my senior English teacher had us read a biography of students in an AP English Class in another part of LA. One of the students ended up at Pitzer, and I fell in love with the way the school supported her through some pretty messy stuff, so I thought I’d visit. When I visited, it just felt like home. The folks at Pitzer cared about and supported each other, and I knew that was the kind of community I wanted to be a part of.

Alexander Birk   
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Major(s) & Minor: Environmental Analysis (sustainability track) and Spanish
Outside of class I play football, listen to music, and hang out with friends.Alex Birk

I’m at Pitzer because…I love the values that college has and I support a lot of the same things. I think that the people here are some of the friendliest people there are and I just enjoy everything about the college.