Ready, SET, Go!
Pitzer Students Tell the Story Best
Student callers are essential to the success of the Pitzer Fund, and to bringing our community of alumni, families, and friends together towards a common goal: helping students succeed by raising funds to support the greatest needs on campus. Our callers, known as Student Engagement Advocates, do more than just phone outreach; they help foster meaningful engagement with college events throughout the year and by sharing their Pitzer story. They want to hear about your Pitzer experience, provide you with the latest campus updates, and learn what makes you Pitzer Proud.
Don’t Miss Our Call
Pitzer’s Student Engagement Advocates will be calling from 909.618.1353. If you see that number calling, please pick up, as our students would love to say hello and thank you for the great opportunities and experiences they are receiving at Pitzer!
For more information about our Student Engagement Team, please contact [email protected], assistant director of annual giving.
Student Engagement Advocates
SET Advocates connect with alumni, families, and friends through their shared love of the College, to offer updates on campus events and news and raise philanthropic support for the College’s greatest areas of need. Additionally, the SET provides students with real-world, professional experience that strengthens their entrepreneurial and communication skills and introduces them to the world of philanthropy and donor impact.
Meet our SET Advocates:
Chi Adi ’26
Chi Adi is a sophomore, transfer student, and Organizational Studies major at Pitzer. She decided to transfer to Claremont from New York City for a more holistic undergraduate experience, and she greatly values the kindness and support she has received from the Pitzer community in her time here. Chi hopes to pursue a PhD in sociology and work in design for behavior change after Pitzer, and she is excited to apply the skills she has gained as a Pitzer student and Student Engagement Advocate to creating community-based solutions for social, economic and ecological issues.
Mila Bryant ’24
Mila is a senior at Pitzer majoring in Sociology. She is hoping to go to graduate school for acupuncture. Some of Mila’s favorite memories at Pitzer include trying out all of the 5C dining halls, studying on the mounds with her friends, and movie nights with her roommates.
Sunny Bryant ’24
Sunny is a Senior at Pitzer majoring in Sociology. She is hoping to go to graduate school for clinical sociology. Some of her fondest memories at Pitzer include chatting on the mead balcony with friends, spending time at the Pitzer pool, and going to Pitzer Pomona athletics events.
Katherine Cohen ’24
Katherine is a Sophomore at Pitzer majoring in environmental Analysis. Some of her favorite things to do at Pitzer is craft and read on the mounds with her friends. After graduating, Katherine plans on attending law school.
Graham Hynes ’26
Graham Hynes is a second-year at Pitzer majoring in Cognitive Science. This is his second year as a Student Supervisor, and he is super excited about SET this year! Graham’s favorite memories at Pitzer are mostly made outdoors doing homework on the mounds with friends, tossing a frisbee, and playing intramural all-gender volleyball. After graduating, Graham hopes to pursue research exploring cognition, art, and culture.
Ananya Maskara ’24
Ananya Maskara is a junior majoring in sociology. She picked Pitzer because of the close-knit community of the college as well as her belief in Pitzer’s core values. Pitzer is important to her because it gives her the opportunity to grow both as a student and as a person. Ananya’s hobbies include reading and baking.
Sonali Mudunuri ’25
Sonali Mudunuri is a second-semester sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Politics. She is currently serving as a Pitzer Advocate and is on the Executive Board of the Chronically Ill & Disabled Student Alliance. One of her most memorable Pitzer experiences was attending the Rockabilly event hosted by the Latinx Student Union and witnessing the magnificent explosion of culture and creativity! She is hoping to pursue a career in defense law and work in criminal justice reform, as well as pursue fiction writing on the side.
Kaitlyn O’Connor ’25
Kaitlyn is a junior studying psychology and Spanish. She is involved in various leadership roles on campus, she is a Strive2Thrive ambassador, the co-president of the disabled and chronically ill affinity group, and is a student senator. She loves Pitzer and is excited to connect more with the Pitzer community through calling this year! After Pitzer Kaitlyn hopes to pursue higher education and eventually go into pediatrics care as a therapist or a child life specialist.
Aru Warrier ’25
Aru is a junior and an international student at Pitzer, majoring in economics and minoring in politics. Her beach camping OA trip has been one of her favorite experiences, which helped her find a second home at Pitzer. Aru hopes to work in sustainable finance and intends to use student engagement opportunities to connect more with the Pitzer community.
Lorenco Xavier ’27
Lourenço is a Freshman double majoring in Mathematical Economics and Environmental Policy. Lourenço’s favorite memories at Pitzer include learning about the different cactus species, journaling on the mounds and cycling through the campus. After graduating, Lourenço hopes to pursue his graduate degree to one day work in the European Union.
Emilia Zientara ’24
Emilia Zientara is a class of 2024 student majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and minoring in Science, Technology, and Society. Emilia was a member of the Pomona-Pitzer women’s water polo team and helped lead them to become 2022 USA Water Polo Division 3 champions. In the future Emilia hopes to gain a masters degree in neuro-psychology and pursue a career as a child psychologist.