Graduation Year: 2017
Major(s): Media Studies and Political Studies
Hobbies/Activities @ Pitzer: Resident Assistant, baking/volunteer coordinator for Challah for Hunger, Pitzer Event Staff
Why did you choose to attend Pitzer?
I loved the culture, and felt that Pitzer would help shape me into someone who could help change the world.
What is your favorite spot on campus and why?
I love the Grove House! You always run into someone you know, and they serve some of the best food in Claremont.
Describe a meaningful interaction you had with a Pitzer faculty member.
I once went to office hours with a quick question, and ended up spending an hour with my professor discussing our favorite television shows.
How would you describe the social scene at Pitzer?
It’s versatile. There are people and a community here for everyone.
How would you describe the classroom environment at Pitzer?
In our smaller classes, you find that your professor really wants to hear your thoughts, and challenges you to think in different ways.
How have you benefitted from the Claremont Consortium?
I have really enjoyed the Claremont Consortium! Being part of a Claremont Colleges club allows me to interact with and meet people all across the Consortium. Also, since one of my majors is intercollegiate, I also get the opportunity to take classes and learn from professors at each college.
What is your favorite Pitzer memory thus far?
The first time I went to the Grove House and sat on the porch, enjoying a sandwich and a chocolate chip cookie. I try to recreate that memory as often as I can!
How would you define Pitzer?
It’s really hard to define Pitzer as just one thing, which is one of my favorite aspects about the school. The most important commonality for me is that Pitzer cares, and is intentional. From the first moment I stepped on campus I saw evidence of this in the indigenous plants and cacti and my interactions with students and faculty.
How can first-year students enjoy a smooth transition to Pitzer?
Don’t be afraid to try new things and go out of your way to meet people. I think Pitzer also does a great job of providing a variety of people who can help support first year students, like the Resident Assistants, First-Year Mentors, Faculty Advisors, and Orientation Leaders.