Graduation Year: 2016
Major(s): Human Biology
Hobbies/Activities @ Pitzer: Men’s Blue and White a capella group, Hall Council, Pitzer in Botswana study abroad program
Why did you choose to attend Pitzer?
I wanted to study abroad in Nepal or Botswana, so I was really attracted to Pitzer’s homestay programs. I liked that I could major in Biology and still do an independent study project focused on that academic interest while abroad.
What is your favorite spot on campus and why?
Drinking an iced Chai at the Pit Stop Café, a great place to catch up with friends, do homework or hang out!
Describe a meaningful interaction you had with a Pitzer faculty member.
I worked with Dr. Gina Lamb on an independent study project, producing a series of short videos focusing on local sustainability of the Salton Sea, which is drying up. Throughout the project we filmed local lawmakers, activists, NGOs, and nearby residents.
How would you describe the social scene at Pitzer?
There’s always something happening! With Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges located next to each other, there’s always something going on, whether it’s a guest speaker, lecture series, art exhibit, sporting event, club meeting or party. There is always something to do!
How would you describe the classroom environment at Pitzer?
I would describe it as interactive, discussion-based, and interdisciplinary.
How have you benefitted from the Claremont Consortium?
I have experienced the Claremont Consortium both in my academic and social life. I have taken courses all across the Consortium, and have been involved in clubs across the colleges including an a capella group at Pomona (the oldest collegiate a capella group west of the Mississippi).
What is your favorite Pitzer memory thus far?
My favorite Pitzer memory thus far is studying abroad on the Pitzer in Botswana program. The program incorporated homestays in villages, towns and cities. It was so cool seeing Pitzer’s strong legacy in these communities, and actually being part of the local families.
How would you define Pitzer?
Pitzer is a liberal arts college that produces socially responsible students that will change the world.
How can first-year students enjoy a smooth transition to Pitzer?
Get involved on campus, and get to know faculty. It’s never too early to start getting involved with our discussion tables, or events going on in your intended area of study.