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Siya Bhola ’24 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Plano, TX
  • Major(s): Human Biology major, Data Science minor
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Austin Dowd ’24 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Swampscott, MA
  • Major(s): Environmental Analysis & History double major
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Erica Hjelle ’24 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Sandy Spring, MD
  • Major(s): Psychology
  • Campus Involvements: Student senate, Office of Study Abroad, PZ Advocates, Global Mental Health Lab, Admissions
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Studying abroad in Nepal.
  • Fun Fact: My dream job is to be on Big Brother the reality show.

Diego Villegas Ayala ’24 (he/him)

  • Hometown: San Francisco, CA
  • Major(s): Organizational Studies & Chicanx Latinx Studies double major
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  • Campus Involvements: Latinx Student Union, First Gen Club, Identity Board, Spanish Conversation Tutor
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  • Fun Fact: I have a two-year-old turtle named Bartholomew!

Regan Rudman ’24 (she/they)

  • Hometown: Austin, TX
  • Major(s): Media Studies & English double major
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Zoe Brin ’24 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Major(s): English major, Spanish minor
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Nicolas Hernandez ’26 (he/him)

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Bree Reed ’23

  • Hometown: Lake Balboa, CA
  • Major: Molecular Biology
  • Involvements: POA, Inner-tube Water Polo, & Baking Club
  • Fun Fact: I own more than 60 pairs of graphic crew socks!

Alexa Potter ’25 (she/her)

  • Hometown: New York, NY
  • Major: Environmental Analysis & Gender Feminist Studies Double Major
  • Involvements: Claremont Sustainability Consulting, Pitzer Outdoor Adventure, Surf Club, Reproductive Justice Club, Roberts Environmental Center Analyst
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Karaoke night with my suitemates in MEAD.
  • Fun Fact: I am a certified rescue SCUBA Diver!

Noah Straus ’26 (he/him)

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Alana (Ali) Simon-Parker ’25 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Moraga, CA
  • Major: American Studies & Media Studies Double Major
  • Involvements: QTs, Prison Abolition Collective, Engagement and Annual Giving Associate , Orientation Leader, Career Services Photographer
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Taking an Inside-Out class.
  • Fun Fact: I have a sparkly cowboy hat collection!

Eva Swartz ’25 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Arcata, CA
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Involvements: March for Our Lives, RAD Lab, Sunrise Movement, Hiking and Painting
  • Fun Fact: I’ve had a pet frog named Joyce for 7 years!

Duncan Speirs ’24

  • Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Major: Economics
  • Involvements: Pomona-Pitzer Track & Field, Student Garden
  • Fun Fact: I love pokemon, tea, and my cape sundew!

Harold Fuson ’26 (he/him)

  • Hometown: Washington, DC
  • Major: History and Theater
  • Campus Involvements: Claremont Shades A Cappella, 5C Theater, Sports Associate at The Student Life Newspaper, Lifeguard at Pomona
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Claremont Shades A Cappella Retreat 2023!
  • Fun Fact: I am Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certified!

Anya Sharma ’26 (she/her)

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Liam Davis-Bosch ’24 (they/them)

  • Hometown: New York, NY
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Data Science
  • Campus Involvements: President of Queer Trans+ Student Alliance, DISCOVR, Project Sunshine, crafting
  • Fun Fact: I did flying trapeze for 5 years and wanted to be in the circus when I was younger!

Dey Wallace-McKinstry ’25 (he/him)

  • Hometown: Norwalk, CT
  • Major: Psychology & Political Studies double major
  • Campus Involvements: BSU, LSU, Pitzer Advocates
  • Fun Fact: I named my first dog “Linen” after the fabric because I thought the word sounded cool!

Mina Petracca ’24 (she/her)

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Marissa Markey ’25 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Torrance, CA
  • Major: Psychology Major, Data Science Minor
  • Campus Involvements: PP Women’s Tennis, Global Mental Health Lab, Academic Guide, OA Leader, Tennis Coach
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Hiking Mt. Baldy with friends after it had just snowed!
  • Fun Fact: I was a hula dancer for 8 years!

Soren Laskin ’25 (they/them)

  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Major: Organizational Studies + Sociology
  • Campus Involvements: CIDSA, MIX, PASU, Claremont Hillel, Student Senate, 5C Archery Club, 5C Taekwondo
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Digging a huge hole at the beach with my friends during OA.
  • Fun Fact: I have a boating license.


Adaija Sheppard ’25  (she/her)

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Major: Organizational Studies & Psychology
  • Involvements: First-Gen President, RA, WAB Improver, BSU Member
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Hosting the First-Generation graduation for the class of 2023.
  • Fun Fact: I been doing theater for 10 years now.

Daniel Bonilla ’25  (he/him)

  • Hometown: Torrance, CA
  • Major: Environmental Analysis – Environmental Science
  • Involvements: First Gen Club Vice President, Latinx Student Union,  Chemistry Research Assistant, Student Senate
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Cooking pasta in the Demo Kitchen with my friends.
  • Fun Fact: I ran my first marathon at 12!

Lola Latan ’25 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Middletown, DE
  • Major: Political Studies
  • Involvements: Career Fellow, First Gen Exec, Senate Exec, BSU member, Claremont Diamonds Majorette
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: BSU 2022 Retreat
  • Fun Fact: My favorite movie is the Princess Diaries 2.

Isabella (Isa) Garcia ’24 (she/her)

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Major: Environmental Analysis & Chicanx/Latinx Studies double major
  • Involvements: Student Theater, Latinx Student Union, Divest 5Cs
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  • Fun Fact: I REALLY love cats!

Carter Soe ’26 (he/him)

  • Hometown: San Ramon, CA
  • Major: EA Science and Data Science
  • Involvements: Student Senate, Section Editor for The Student Life, PASU Exec, Sunrise Movement Team Lead
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Golden hour picnics at The Mounds.
  • Fun Fact: I accidentally was on a French commercial.



Maddie Hall ‘24

  • Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Major: History
  • Involvements: WCC member, PASU member
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Eating chocolate chip cookies at the Grove House.
  • Fun Fact: I’m scared of birds but I luv the Pitzer chickens.

Eliana Katz ‘25

  • Hometown: Mountain View, California
  • Major: Psychology and Education
  • Involvements: Claremont Autism Center Research Assistant, 5C Club Soccer, 5C Club Field Hockey, ACEing Autism, PP Athletic Events Staff
  • Favorite Pitzer Memory: Team dinners after practice.
  • Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with guinea pigs and alpacas!

Mark Wang ’26

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Major: Mathematics
  • Involvements: Mathematics Research, Pitzer Mathematics Tutoring, PAYS, Mathematics Student Grader
  • Favorite Pitzer Class: Psychology of Cricket



Carlos Gomez ‘24

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Sammy Basa ‘24

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