Meet Staff

Meet Your Admission Officer

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Yvonne Berumen ’97

Vice President and Dean for Admission & Financial Aid
(She/Her, Habla Español, First-Gen)
yvonne_berumen@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Pico Rivera, CA
High School: El Rancho High School


Recruitment Territories

States: Hawaii

California: East Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley (East), Santa Barbara, Ventura

International: Europe, India, Pakistan, Middle East

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Santiago Ybarra

Director of Admission
(He/Him, Habla Español, First-Gen)
santiago_ybarra@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Watsonville, CA
High School: Watsonville High School


Recruitment Territories

States: Illinois, New York

California: Central Coast, Monterey County, Ontario, Riverside, Santa Cruz County, San Bernardino

U.S. Territories: Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa

International: Caribbean, Latin America, Africa

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David Girvan

Associate Director of Admission
(He/Him)
david_girvan@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Boston, MA
High School: Norwood High School


Recruitment Territories

States: Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington, Wyoming

California: Hollywood, Wilshire

International: Canada, China, Hong Kong

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Erin Griffin

Senior Assistant Director of Admission
(She/Her, Habla Español)
erin_griffin@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Carpinteria, CA
High School: Cate School


Recruitment Territories

States: Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin

California: San Fernando Valley (West), San Francisco County, San Mateo County

International: Oceania

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Natalia Duran ’19

Assistant Director of Admission
(She/Her, Habla Español)
natalia_duran@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Montclair, CA
High School: Montclair High School


Recruitment Territories

States: Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee

California: Covina & West Covina, Far Northern California, Glendale, Imperial Valley, Inland Empire (LA County), Marin County, Pasadena, Sacramento County, Sonoma, West Covina, Valley of the Moon

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Duanduan Hsieh

Assistant Director of Admission
(He/Him, 會講中文, 臺語)
duanduan_hsieh@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ and Taipei, Taiwan
High School: Taipei American School


Recruitment Territories

States: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia

California: East Bay of San Francisco (Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Oakland), San Diego

International: Asia (excluding China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan)

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Kaite Breen

Admission Counselor
(She/Her, First-Gen)
kaitlin_breen@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Upland, CA
High School: Options For Youth


Recruitment Territories

States: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota

California: Central Valley, San Jose, Santa Clara County, West Los Angeles, West Beach of Los Angeles

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Nathaniel Carbajal

Admission Counselor
(He/Him, First-Gen)
nathaniel_carbajal@pitzer.edu

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Duarte High School


Recruitment Territories

States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Utah

California: Anaheim, Long Beach, Orange County, Santa Ana, South & South Central Los Angeles, South Bay of Los Angeles, Whittier

Operations and Support Staff

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David Dysart

Associate Director of Enrollment Systems
(He/Him)
david_dysart@pitzer.edu

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Paloma Barragan

Enrollment Systems Analyst
(She/Her, Habla Español, First-Gen)
paloma_barraganzepeda@pitzer.edu

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Carol Dysart

Admission Assistant
(She/Her, First-Gen)
melanie_dysart@pitzer.edu