Director of Admission
Santiago was raised in California’s central coast. After graduating from Watsonville High School he attended Pomona College, earned a degree in psychology and found himself drawn to college admissions. While in college he interned for the Minority Student Action Program and worked as a Senior Interviewer. He was also involved in the 5-College ballroom dance team and volunteered at a local elementary school. He enjoys road trips to national parks, camping, biking and spending time with his dogs. Since joining Pitzer’s internationally-minded community in 2010, Santiago has been inspired to visit a greater variety of international locales.
Recruitment territories: California, Illinois, New York, Utah, Wyoming, U.S. Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa), International (Caribbean, Latin America)
Favorite Place in the Claremont Village: Uno Tre Otto
Fun Fact: I have been to all 50 states.
My College Search Advice: Go to the school you will be most successful at, not the one you think is most prestigious.