Alumni Engagement / Yvette J. Saavedra ’00
Chicana/o History (PO)
professor: Maria Soldatenko
What keeps you busy now: Tenure-track job and research
What is your dream
job: I’m doing it.
What book is currently on your nightstand: Octavia Butler’s Dawn and Kindred
What do you miss most about Pitzer: The people and campus.
What is your most memorable Pitzer moment: Atttending my first protest on campus.
Top networking tip: Even if you’re shy, fight it, and meet new people.
How did you get into your current line of work: Through the inspiration of the various professors at Pitzer.
Favorite quote: “Do work that matters. Vale la pena.” — Gloria Anzaldúa
Submitted July 2018