Pitzer Alumni Discovery Initiative

The Pitzer Alumni Discovery Initiative (PADI) aims to build ties between Pitzer students and alumni while strengthening the connection alumni have with their alma mater. During informal 30-minute interviews, student ambassadors will learn about Pitzer through the eyes of alumni as they listen to stories of their time as students, their professional journeys, and their connection to the Pitzer community today.

As interview participants, alumni will get an inside look at the life of a current student, hear about what’s new at Pitzer and learn how they can stay involved from anywhere in the world.

We hope you will take the time to speak with one of our student ambassadors. Get started by clicking the link below!

*PADI is a pilot program that mainly targets Pitzer alumni who graduated between 2010 and 2019. If you are a graduate of a class prior to 2010 but would like to sign up for an interview, please contact Kamalei Lee, assistant director of annual giving, at [email protected].

Meet Our PADI Ambassadors!

Massimo Abbruzzese ’22
Massimo Abbruzzese ’22
Madi Barre-Hemingway ’22
Madi Barre-Hemingway ’22
Clio Bazakas ’22
Clio Bazakas ’22
Brooke Bordonaro ’21
Brooke Bordonaro ’21
Celine Carlisle ’21
Celine Carlisle ’21
Sophia Cook ’22
Sophia Cook ’22
Esme Fairbairn ’22
Esme Fairbairn ’22
Michael Gould ’20
Michael Gould ’20
Ranen Green '20
Ranen Green ’20
Sophia Hunt ’20
Sophia Hunt ’20
Eva Kashuk ’20
Eva Kashuk ’20
Emerson Lamb ’21
Emerson Lamb ’21
Kitty Liu ’20
Kitty Liu ’20
Del Martin ’21
Del Martin ’21
Niharika Merchant ’20
Niharika Merchant ’20
Dalia Paris-Saper ’21
Dalia Paris-Saper ’21
Nicole Pozzo ’22
Nicole Pozzo ’22
Callie Radecki ’22
Callie Radecki ’22
Ethan Vitaz ’21
Ethan Vitaz ’21
Jessica Wang ’22
Jessica Wang ’22

Alumni Benefits

Career Services

Career Services extends a special welcome to Pitzer alumni. Career planning is a lifelong process. Whether you are going through a career transition, re-entering the job market, or thinking about graduate education, we are here to help you move into your future.    

Now that you are part of the alumni community, we hope you will connect with current students as they forge their futures. You can offer or refer internship and job opportunities at your current or future place of employment or host a student in the Winter Break Job Shadowing Program. For more information, visit https://www.pitzer.edu/career-services.  

Financial Wellness Center

After graduation, you still have access to the Financial Wellness Center webpage when you can continue to learn valuable and useful information as you navigate life after college. Use the webpage information below to create an account and access tips and resources for budgeting, buying a car, protecting your identity, saving and investing, understanding insurance, and much more.   

https://www.financialliteracy101.org | Code: PITZER

Gold Student Health & Wellness Center
Alumni who receive official verification through the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement are welcome to use the gym. A Waiver Release of Liability will be required upon entering the gym. 

The Claremont Colleges Library
Free of charge, all alumni may access the Claremont Colleges Library, use the collection, and borrow books. Visit the library to obtain your alumni library card.

Duplicate Diploma Request
Pitzer College graduates may request a replacement or duplicate diploma for a $20 fee. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 909.607.2650 or [email protected] 


You may order your transcripts online. Please read the information below on how to order your transcript: 

Unofficial Transcripts 

You can access Unofficial Transcripts in two ways: 

  • You can view or download your Unofficial Transcript through your MyCampus2 
  • The Registrar’s Office can send you an unofficial PDF copy of your transcript via Pitzer email. Send an email request to [email protected] from your Student Pitzer email address. 

Official Transcripts 

To order an Official Transcript, log into your MyCampus2 portal and click on the “Request Transcript” tab. 

If you have any questions about requesting your transcript, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 909.607.2650 or visit https://www.pitzer.edu/registrar/transcript-requests.  

Auditing Courses at Pitzer
Didn’t take Sociology through Film? Want to take another politics class with Nigel? How about trying out a new art skill? Alumni may audit courses with the consent of the instructor. Such arrangements will not be officially recorded, and the auditor will not receive credit. If you can make time, this is a great opportunity.  

Keep Us Up-to-Date on You
We invite alumni to tell us about major life events and milestones. Please send your life updates to [email protected]. Alumni who have recently married or had a child will receive tokens of congratulations. 

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 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: 2023–24

  • Mark A. Cunningham ’89, P'25 – President

    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.

  • Diana Bob ’02 – Immediate Past 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.

  • Elijah Pantoja '18 – Secretary

    Full time MBA student and Consortium Fellow a the UCLA Anderson School of Management – He/Him/His

    Elijah Pantoja is currently a Consortium Fellow and first year MBA student at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to beginning graduate school, Elijah spent his career in event planning and marketing for nonprofits. Most recently, he worked at Pomona College as the Assistant Director of Digital Communications and Analytics within the Office of Advancement. Now, Elijah is using the MBA to pivot into investment management with a particular interest in endowment management. Outside of his professional and academic career, Elijah enjoys mentoring high school and prospective MBA students, volunteering his time with numerous organizations in Los Angeles. He also produces music and DJs in his spare time.










  • Derric J. Johnson ’95 – Race and Justice Committee Chai

    Chief Policy and Program Officer, United Friends of the Children

    Derric J. Johnson has been appointed Chief Policy and Program Officer for United Friends of the Children (UFC). In this role, he leads UFC’s policy advocacy and strategic partnerships, as well as provides thought leadership to the sectors impacting current and former foster/probation young adults. As UFC enters a new strategic planning period, Derric will be a key innovation partner in identifying opportunities to grow and/or enhance existing programs, as well as launch new initiatives. In addition, Derric contributes to UFC’s overall organizational administration, provides financial oversight of UFC programs, supports oversight of compliance and personnel matters, fundraising, and external relations activities.
    Previously, Derric was the Founding Director of The Equity and Justice Institute (E&JI) at The Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, while also serving as a member of their senior administrative team. Through his leadership, he oversaw social justice advocacy, change management strategies, policy reform, anti-racist education administration, and civic/community engagement.

    Prior, Derric was a Senior Policy Advisor, Public Safety and Justice for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Second District). During his tenure, Derric led legislative efforts to establish the Civilian Oversight Commission of the Sheriff’s Department; reformed oversight policies for the largest Probation Department in the United States; advanced initiatives to improve deficiencies in cultural competency and systemic implicit biases; expanded countywide initiative promoting voter education and registration for justice-system involved adults to increase electoral turnout; and instituted the Fair Chance Ordinance for LA County that would eliminate restrictions on employment opportunities based solely on criminal convictions. Derric also attained a $30 million increase in state allocations for court-appointed dependency counsel to improve protections for foster youth in California and procured $5 million from the state’s Juvenile Justice and Crime Prevention funds (JJCPA) to support restorative justice and community-based programs to divert youth from the juvenile justice system.

    Derric is also a politically appointed Commissioner (representing the Second District) for the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission and was recently re-elected as Vice President. The 15-member County commission is engaged in research and education to reduce prejudice based on sex, age, race, religion, national origin, or personal handicap and to foster civil peace and intergroup understanding among various communities within the jurisdiction.
    Additionally, Derric serves as a Board Member for several educational and non-profit organizations: MLK Health and Wellness Community Development Corporation and Pitzer College Alumni Board where he was recently appointed the inaugural Race and Justice Chair to support student engagement by identifying and activating the College’s social justice efforts. This role seeks to embed the study of racial violence and justice throughout the campus/curriculum to advance social justice campaigns that foster greater inclusiveness via the alumni, college, and community engagement initiatives. Derric is also an Executive Council Member of the Children’s Defense Fund-CA, and previously held Board appointments with United Friends of the Children, Peace4Kids, and Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit supportive housing agency providing for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County, including individuals transitioning from homelessness and institutional settings.


    After being awarded a National Urban Fellowship, Derric earned his secondary Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College-City University of New York. He also received a Master’s in Business Management from Azusa Pacific University, and a Bachelor’s from Pitzer.

  • Josue Pasillas ’17 – Reunion Committee Chair

    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.

  • Kyle K. Dalrymple ’17

    Associate Director, Secretariat Advisors – He/Him/His

    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. Kyle is now an Associate Director at Secretariat Advisors, a disputes and litigation consulting firm, where he specializes in commercial damages, forensic accounting, and investigations. He also serves on the Associates Advisory Board of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the Board of Associates at Claremont McKenna College’s Robert Day Scholars program.





  • 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.

  • Carlos Perrett ’18

    Managing Director of Development, Bottom Line

    Carlos Perrett is a first-generation college graduate and a proud Houston native. A results-oriented executive leader, he is driven by scalability and sustainability. His career has blossomed in agile environments where he has
    consistently steered high-performing teams, cultivated major donor relationships, orchestrated revenue surges, and aligned program offerings with the evolving needs of human capital. He has been recognized for implementing venture philanthropy models to meet million-dollar revenue goals and has also built and scaled meaningful partnerships with a number of high-profile companies, non-profits, and foundations.

    Most recently, Carlos served as the Senior Director of External Affairs at OneGoal-Houston, where he was chiefly responsible for a multi-million annual revenue goal. Prior to this, he was the inaugural Director of Individual and Corporate Giving and Manager of Persistence at EMERGE, Houston’s only college access program focused on selective college admission. At EMERGE, he pioneered the organization’s annual giving efforts, created the first-ever corporate partnership guide, and supported a portfolio of hundreds of students and partners.

    Outside of his professional achievements, Carlos has made significant contributions as a consultant for Costa Rica’s Ministry of Education, securing public funding for low-income schools and expanding resources for students. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and Spanish from Pitzer College, and has been recognized twice with the Kallick Community Service Award. Carlos chairs the oldest giving fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, is a board member of Pitzer’s Alumni Association, and is a trustee on the board of the Houston Public Library Foundation. In his free time, Carlos enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his husband and their french bulldog, Cooper.

  • Jai Phillips '02

    Senior Program Officer, Youth Development at The California Community Foundation – He/Him/His

    Jai Phillips directs CCF’s public-private partnership with the Los Angeles County Probation Department.  Additionally, Phillips manages CCF’s youth development, juvenile justice, race equity, and boys and men of color portfolios to advance the Foundation’s overarching vision of providing youth and families with culturally-responsive, asset-based, high-quality resources and opportunities toward successful pathways to adulthood.


    As a lifelong South Los Angeles resident with a proven history of community involvement, Phillips is committed to empowering youth to change their trajectories through a comprehensive approach that addresses their multifaceted needs.


    Prior to joining CCF, he served as regional development officer for Children’s Defense Fund-California, where he led the organization’s strategies for developing relationships and partnerships to achieve fundraising goals, program sustainability and expansion.  He also served as development and operations manager for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, responsible for providing scholarships, mentoring and leadership opportunities for underserved youth across the country for nearly a decade.


    Phillips obtained his bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Black studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California where his sense of social responsibility – one of the five core values of Pitzer College’s approach to education – was cemented.


  • 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 Chair of the Board of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA) – She/Her/Ella

    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 the chair of The Board of the American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA).  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.