Meet Recent Graduate Polina Goncharova ’18


Pitzer Pathfinder: Joshua Brown ’10

Joshua Brown is the teacher we all wish we had. He loves his job and it shows. A member of Pitzer’s Class of 2010, Joshua believes in serving the greater good and practices his commitment every day. “Pitzer has been instrumental in developing the skills I need for my job,” he says of his alma mater.

Joshua Brown believes in helping children move forward; Pitzer College believes in Josh’s exceptional future.

Alumni Association

The mission of the Pitzer College Alumni Association is to serve and engage the community by fostering lifelong relationships between alumni and the College, support in the development of engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world, and initiate and lead programs that further the advancement of the College.

View the past presidents of the Alumni Association.

Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is a volunteer group dedicated to keeping fellow alumni connected with one another and Pitzer College. 

Alumni Board Members: 2022–23

  • Diana Bob ’02 – President

    Diana graduated from Pitzer in 2002 with a degree in anthropology and environmental studies. A student-athlete, she was part of the Sagehens Softball team. While at Pitzer, she was awarded both the Udall Scholarship for Environmental Policy and the Udall Native American Congressional Internship. Diana went on to graduate from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2005 with a certificate in environmental law. Since then, she has been practicing Indian law with a focus on environmental and natural resources law, including energy development. She has served as a legal aid attorney at Northwest Justice Project in Spokane, WA; a policy attorney at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington DC; and a tribal attorney at the Lummi Nation in Bellingham, WA. Diana is the owner of Native Law PLLC, a Washington State-based law firm focused on Indian law that serves clients throughout the US. She has been appointed or elected to serve on the boards of Planned Parenthood, Northwest Justice Project, Northwest Indian Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Northwest Straits Commission.

  • Josue Pasillas ’17 – Secretary

    Communications Supervisor, Waukegan Park District

    Josue graduated from Pitzer College in 2017 with a self-designed degree in urban studies/environmental analysis and a minor in Spanish. As a student, Josue dedicated most of his time outside the classroom to the Pitzer College Student Senate, serving as a first-year representative, secretary, vice president, and student body president. Josue was also a member of the Latinx Student Union, First-Gen Club, and worked in the Office of College Advancement as an Advancement Ambassador. With experience as a first-generation student, Josue mentors students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to help them succeed in higher education.

    Josue is from Waukegan, Illinois, and is currently the Communications Supervisor at the Waukegan Park District, where he oversees all digital marketing efforts and implements community relations strategies. He serves as the Vice President on the Waukegan Public Library Board of Trustees and a member of the Waukegan Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors. Josue is currently a student at DePaul University pursuing a Master of Public Administration.

  • Paolina Cuevas ’20


    Paolina is a recent graduate of Pitzer College receiving her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies with an emphasis in Education. Her time being involved in the First-Generation program and club at Pitzer further shaped her passion for creating equitable access to higher education for everyone while including student leaders as active stakeholders in the process. She hopes to continue to provide college students with the tools needed to continue and finish their higher education journey.

    Since graduating she has been participating in a 10-month internship at CDTech, a non-profit in South Central LA focused on building economically viable communities, through the Public Allies Los Angeles program. In her current position, she engages with students, designs training and curriculum materials for their pilot internship in collaboration with the California Youth Leadership Corps to create paid opportunities for students to gain professional experience while obtaining their degree at LATTC. This experience has given her the opportunity to further develop as a leader, collaborate with a diverse cohort of allies across multiple non-profit organizations, and build long-lasting partnerships. She looks forward to what’s to come as she furthers her professional career in non-profit work.

  • Mark A. Cunningham ’89

    Senior Partner, Jones Walker LLP

    Mark Cunningham is a senior partner in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker LLP where he co-leads the firm’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Defense Team.  Mark serves as primary outside antitrust counsel for companies in a wide range of industries and has focused his pro bono work on criminal justice reform serving as lead trial counsel for legal challenges against systemic prosecutorial misconduct and the denial of criminal defense counsel to the poor. Mark also served as the 75th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association and has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the Orleans Public Defenders Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Public Defense.

  • Kyle K. Dalrymple ’17

    Manager, Lighthouse Consulting Group

    Kyle graduated from Pitzer in 2017 with a degree in Mathematical Economics. At Pitzer, he was an athlete competing on the Pomona-Pitzer Swim & Dive team and served in student government, including on the Faculty Executive Committee from 2015 to 2017. After graduating from Pitzer, Kyle joined TM Financial Forensics. He is now a Manager at Lighthouse Consulting Group, a forensic accounting and litigation consulting firm. In his free time, Kyle enjoys mentoring current students, hiking with his dog, and cooking.




  • Kim Hudson ’90

    Nonprofit Consultant

    Kim graduated from Pitzer in 1990 with a degree in English and sociology. During college, she advocated for the completion of an elevator that made Pitzer’s academic buildings accessible. In addition, Kim and Ed Tessier (PO ’91) co-founded the five-college Disabled Students Union.

    After graduation, Kim realized that she wanted to use the communication- and community-building skills that she developed at Pitzer to support other people with disabilities. Kim began working as an adaptive technology consultant for students with disabilities in the Los Angeles area. Kim went on to earn her MSW in 1998 from San Francisco State’s School of Social Work.

    For the last 21 years, Kim has worked for a variety of nonprofits that serve people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, including people with low vision, crime victims with disabilities, people with early-stage dementia and people with disabilities at risk of homelessness.

    Kim is now a social service consultant. During her tenure on the Pitzer Alumni Board, Kim hopes to facilitate a closer relationship among alumni and current Pitzer students. She appreciates the opportunity to give back to the College because the seeds of her passion for social responsibility and activism were born at Pitzer.

  • Derric J. Johnson ’95

    Founding Director of the Equity and Justice Institute, The Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences 

    Derric serves as a member of the senior administrative team at The Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences and is the founding director of Crossroads’ Equity and Justice Institute, which oversees social justice advocacy and equity education on campus.

    Prior to Crossroads, Derric was senior deputy, public safety and justice, for the office of Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. In this role, Derric’s achievements include establishing the Civilian Oversight Commission of the Sheriff’s Department to increase transparency and decrease officer-involved shootings, improving protections for foster youth in California; and reforming the largest probation department in the US. He also procured $5 million from the state’s Juvenile Justice and Crime Prevention funds to support restorative justice and community-based programs to divert youth from the juvenile-justice system.

    Derric was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to represent the Second District as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, where he was recently elected Vice President. He also serves as a board member for Brilliant Corners, a housing nonprofit for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs, and was appointed to the Executive Council of the Children’s Defense Fund-CA.

    Derric earned his BA in sociology from Pitzer. As a National Urban Fellow, he earned his secondary master’s in public administration from Baruch College-City University of New York and completed a master’s in business management from Azusa Pacific University.

  • Steven Liang ’10

    Steven LiangDirector and Storyteller

    Known for his short films AfueraComing Home, and Falling for Angels. He has also directed two documentaries, A Better Life and Trans Lives Matter National Day of Action. Topics such as resilience, the American dream, and underdogs inspire his work. In 2019, Liang was selected to participate in the Ryan Murphy TV HALF Initiative’s Directing Mentorship Program. From 2016 to 2018, his web series was in development at the Warner Bros.-based Stage 13. He is the recipient of the 2017 Film Independent Directing Lab Fellowship, the 2017 Armed with a Camera Fellowship, the 2015 Carl David Memorial Fellowship, and the 2013 AbelCine Documentary Grant. He was also a finalist for the 2016 ABC-Disney Directing Fellowship. At Pitzer, Liang was active at CAPAS and worked as an RA at Holden Hall. His senior year at Pitzer, he was awarded a Fulbright.

  • Elijah Pantoja '18

    Assistant Director, Digital Communications and Analytics, Pomona College










  • Carlos Perrett ’18

    Senior Director of External Affairs, OneGoal

    Carlos is a native Houstonian and the first in his family to attend and graduate from a four-year college. He graduated from Pitzer in 2018 with a BA in political studies and Spanish and currently serves as the Senior Director of External Affairs at One Goal. He is a former candidate for the Houston Independent School District School Board and a recruiter for Teach For America. He is a founding member of the Chavez High School Alumni Association and of the Adelante Houston Political Action Committee. Carlos is a two-time winner of Pitzer’s Kallick Community Service Award. In 2020, he plans to enroll at the INCAE, Latin America’s top business school. He enjoys traveling and is in love with sloths.

  • Jai Phillips '02
    Senior Program Officer, Youth Development at California Community Foundation
  • Romarilyn Ralston ’14

    Executive Director, Project Rebound, California State University, Fullerton

    Romarilyn is the executive director of Project Rebound at California State University, Fullerton, a program that provides individualized support to assist formerly incarcerated students in pursuing higher education. Ralston, who was incarcerated at the age of 24 and served 23 years in prison, went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in gender and feminist studies as a New Resources student from Pitzer College and her master’s degree in liberal arts from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been awarded a 2014–15 Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, the Mary McLeod Bethune 2016 Leadership Award, the 2018 Civil Rights and Advocacy Award by the Orange County Chapter of the National Coalition of 200 Black Women, and was Pitzer’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. She was a 2017 Leadership Fellow with the JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction program, a 2018 Fellow of the Women’s Policy Institute.

  • Angela Sanbrano ’75

    Activist and Community Organizer and Co-Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network

    Angela is an acclaimed activist and community organizer who has led some of the nation’s most prominent immigrant- and refugee rights groups, including the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) and the Central American Resource Center-LA (CARECEN). Sanbrano now serves as co-executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.  A graduate of Pitzer College in 1975, she was presented with the Pitzer Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in El Paso, TX, Sanbrano majored in psychology at Pitzer. She began community organizing in the ’70s, advocating bilingual education and housing rights in Los Angeles. In 1983, Sanbrano earned a law degree at the Peoples College of Law in LA, where she met Salvadoran refugees fleeing their country’s civil war. Two years later, she became executive director of CISPES, a national grassroots organization that supports social and economic justice in El Salvador and opposes US intervention in the Central American country. She served as an official witness of the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, which ended the 12-year civil war in El Salvador in 1992.  Sanbrano took the helm of CARECEN, the largest Central American immigrant rights organization in the US, in the mid-1990s, leading the organization as its executive director until 2007. In addition to her work with CISPES and CARECEN, Sanbrano was president of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, now called Alianza Americas, when it won a 2010 MacArthur “Genius” Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. She is also the co-chair of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valley and chair of CARECEN’s Board of Directors.

  • Evan Slovak ’14

    Associate Attorney, Cooley LLP

    Evan graduated from Pitzer in 2014 with a dual degree in political studies and philosophy. At Pitzer, he participated in student government all four years, serving as a student representative for the Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee from 2012 to 2014 and as an admission fellow during his senior year.

    After Pitzer, Evan attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an articles editor for the Journal of Business Law, an active member of the American Constitution Society, and helped found the Democracy Law Project. He went on to serve as a judicial law clerk for Judge Karen S. Crawford in the United States District Court, Southern District of California. He is now in the San Francisco area as an associate attorney at Cooley LLP law firm. He has a broad civil litigation practice in state and federal court and is committed to pro bono legal work, including constitutional and special education access matters.

  • Kyler Parris '23 - Student Representative

    Kyler is a senior Urban Studies major from Bothell, WA. When he’s not reading/socializing on the mounds, Kyler is a member of the Sagehen football team, the student senate, and the Claremont Prison Abolition Collective. Last semester, Kyler participated in the Pitzer CASA program as an embedded researcher in the homeless outreach team of Starting Over Inc.

    Kyler is passionate about how we can use the built environment to center the needs of those who’ve been left behind. He has managed five progressive campaigns in Washington state, from city council members to state representatives. He was also a founding exec board member of IUPAT 116 (now IBEW PNW), the first-ever union local specifically for campaign workers. After graduation, Kyler intends to work in public policy and urban planning.

    As a first-gen transfer student heavily reliant on financial aid, Kyler is thankful for Pitzer’s welcoming community, opportunities for self-guided learning, and alumni and donors who made his journey possible.

  • Annie Voss '26 - Student Representative

    Annie is an Alumni Board Student Representative and a freshman at Pitzer College majoring in Environmental Analysis. She also serves as a student director on the Sugarbush Foundation and is a member of the Pitzer Garden and 5C Public Health Clubs. She is an awardee of a Red Cross Leadership Scholarship and has served on the analyst team for the Intelligent Community Forum.