Graduation Year: 2018
Major(s): Environmental Analysis and Gender & Feminist Studies
Hobbies/Activities @ Pitzer: Director of A Cleaner Tomorrow, Pitzer Green Initiative Fund, New Student Mentor, Orientation Leader, intramural soccer
Why did you choose to attend Pitzer?
Beyond the beautiful location and all of the benefits of the Consortium, what really drew me to Pitzer were the core values. I feel very closely aligned to these values as a person, and wanted to be in a living and learning environment where others felt the same way. The core values aren’t just something that we put on admission pamphlets to make ourselves look appealing to applicants – they are valutes that the students and the institution hold true. That’s why I chose to came to Pitzer, and that’s why I’ve fallen in love with it since being here!
What is your favorite spot on campus and why?
My favorite spot on campus is by far the outdoor classroom. It’s a great space to enjoy your Grove House sandwich, get some work done, or just hang out and enjoy the beautiful setting!
Describe a meaningful interaction you had with a Pitzer faculty member.
I think the majority of the meaningful interactions I’ve had with Pitzer faculty members have taken place during office hours. Getting to interact with my professors outside of the classroom and being able to delve further into the subject(s) that are covered in class has been a way for me to make connections with faculty while gaining a better understanding of course material. I’ve always had great experiences with Pitzer professors during these times – they consistently provide the answers to my questions, give me helpful feedback, and help me continue my growth as a student.
How would you describe the social scene at Pitzer?
Pitzer is home to some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met! Whatever you choose to do for fun, whether it’s listening to music at Groove at the Grove, going on a trip through Pitzer Outdoor Adventure, or just hanging out on the Mounds, you will always be able to find people who are friendly, welcoming, and genuinely interested in getting to know you.
How would you describe the classroom environment at Pitzer?
Pitzer offers the ideal balance between being a competitive institution and not allowing that competitiveness to make for an unhealthy learning environment. Pitzer students are dedicated to learning and passionate about making a difference in the world, and they understand that a comfortable, collaborative classroom environment is the best way to achieve that.
How have you benefitted from the Claremont Consortium?
The Claremont Consortium provides students with a vast diversity of resources both in and out of the classroom because we have access to five colleges instead of one. We have a greater number of classes to choose from while not having to compromise our small class sizes. We also have more opportunities to connect with professors.
What is your favorite Pitzer memory thus far?
All of my favorite memories thus far have been from the adventures I’ve gone on with some of my Pitzer friends. Whether I’m watching the sunset on Mt. Baldy, exploring an abandoned mine in Joshua Tree, or getting horribly lost while hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, I’m guaranteed to have a good time if I’m in the company of the incredible and adventurous people I’ve met here in Claremont.