Yvette J. Saavedra ’00

Favorite class: Chicana/o History (PO)

Favorite 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

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Submitted July 2018