Student Admission Fellows


Maddy Bunnenberg-Ross ’19

  • Hometown & High School: Portland, OR. Catlin Gabel School
  • Major(s) & Minor(s): Organismal Biology & English and World Literature
  • Academic Interests/Activities/Involvements: Worked in a marine ecology lab at keck studying the effects of temperature change on barnacles. The ocean is a very cool place!
  • Campus Involvements: Plays on the 5 college women’s rugby team. Bread Baking Club.
  • Hobbies: Bullet journaling, taking photos, making fresh pasta.
  • Career Goal: Work for a natural history museum or aquarium in education outreach.

Zander Wu ’19

  • Hometown/High School: Parsippany, NJ/ Parsippany Hills High School
  • Majors: Organizational Studies, Psychology, and English & World Literature (Creative Writing Track)
  • Academic Interests/Activities/Involvements: studied abroad in Amsterdam, completing a senior psychology thesis, completing a senior capstone project by writing a collection of poetry.
  • Campus Involvements: Pitzer Activities Student Programmer, Career Services Specialist, Psi Chi International Psychology Honors Society.
  • Hobbies: Long-distance running, reading, writing, and learning new languages.
  • Career Goal: Work in the technology industry, and eventually move into a corporate development or diversity management leadership role.

William Ortiz ’19

  • Hometown & High School: San Diego, The Bishop’s School
  • Major(s) & Minor(s): Organizational Studies major, Leadership and Management minor
  • Academic Interests: Sociology, political studies, media studies, writing, and environmental awareness.
  • Activities: C3: Claremont Comic book Community president, Nintendo Club, Chess Club, First-Gen club
  • Involvements: CLSA(Chicano Latino Student Affairs office) sponsor, First-Gen mentor, ISA Japan student leader, KSPC news director, and Pitzer Admission Tour Guide.
  • Hobbies: Reading comic books, watching movies, attending plays, podcasting, playing video games, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
  • Career Goal: Management Consultant, News Reporting, Comic book Editor

Christian Moniz ’19

  • Hometown & High School: Waikoloa, Hawaii; Hawaii Preparatory Academy
  • Major(s) & Minor(s): English and Media Studies
  • Academic Interests/Activities/Involvements:
    Marketing Intern at Middletree
  • Campus Involvements: New Student Orientation, Shakedown Cafe, Gear Closet
  • Hobbies: Reading, writing, going to the movies, and photography
  • Career Goal: I’m hoping to work in the entertainment industry at some capacity.

Hazel Hutchins ’19

  • Hometown & High School: New York City, Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI)
  • Major: Environmental Analysis and Studio Art Combined Major
  • Academic Involvements: Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability Fellow; Pitzer Archive Department; Study Abroad exchange in Bhutan
  • Hobbies: Walking around with a camera, going to the movies with friends, and playing any outdoor sport
  • Career Goal: Utilize art and creative expression in environmental programming

Natalia Duran ’19

  • Hometown & High School: Montclair, CA/ Montclair High School
  • Major(s) & Minor(s): Double Major in Environmental Analysis: Environment and Society Track and Chicanx/Latinx Studies
  • Academic Activities: Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability Fellow, REU Data Science Research Intern at Harvey Mudd College, and she Studied Abroad in Costa Rica,
  • Campus Involvements: Office of Chicano/a Latino/a Student Affairs Sponsor, Latinx Student Union Education Liaison, Spanish Conversation Leader
  • Hobbies: Exploring new restaurants in the Claremont area with her friends, and bragging about her adorable dog to anyone that will listen!
  • Career Goal: She plans to use her double majors to help communities of color facing environmental justice issues, and those facing heightened vulnerability to climate change.

Therese Boter ’19

  • Hometown & High School: Honolulu, Hawaii/Farrington High School
  • Major: Economics Major
  • Academic Activities: Economics grader and tutor; studied abroad in Parma, Italy
  • Campus Involvements: volunteer at Pitzer’s Center for Asian Pacific American Students; former President of the Asian Pacific American Coalition; diversity program intern for the past 2 years
  • Hobbies: reading, journaling, going to the beach, and anything music + movies
  • Career Goal: to start my own non-profit and scholarship fund

Dero Arceneaux ’19

  • Hometown & High School: Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, Houston TX
  • Major: Biology with a concentration on Molecular Biology
  • Academic Interests/Activities/Involvements: Studied abroad in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and conducted research on rabies vaccine at the University of Botswana vaccine lab for my Independent Study Project. Conducted research on Type 2 diabetes at Keck Graduate Institute. Currently conducting research in Cancer Biology at Keck Graduate Institute.
  • Campus Involvements: Treasurer of the Black Student Union, Unofficial Mentor for African-American First-Gens
  • Career Goal: Entrepreneur of a Biotechnology Enterprise.