The Student Engagement Team

The Student Engagement Team is a group of students dedicated to enhancing the student experience at Pitzer through creating, organizing, and implementing inclusive events/programs for the students of Pitzer College. The Student Engagement team aims to create a sense of belonging and community for all Pitzer Students by planning inclusive, diverse, and engaging events open to the whole student body. All events planned by the Student Engagement team are free, substance-free, and open to all current Pitzer students. The Student Engagement Team plans events that occur on a weekly basis and are a combination of both on and off campus events.

 If you have any feedback about the work we are doing please use this form to pose a question, submit an event idea to us, write a comment, voice a concern or compliment, etc.

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Meet The Student Engagement Team


Asha Peddada

Home City, State and/or Country

Los Altos, CA

Major, Minor, etc.

Organismal Biology

Hobbies…

listening to early 2000s music, jumping in the pool, and playing pickleball!

Fun Facts…

I love collecting ocean themed squishmallows, or any ocean themed plushies in general.

Brooke Benmar

Home City, State and/or Country

Seattle, WA

Major, Minor, etc.

Udeclared, but interested in English or Sociology

Hobbies…

reading, sewing, hanging out with friends and dining hall hopping

Fun Facts…

my last name is a combination of my parents’ middle names (Benjamin and Marie).

Caitlin Niiya

Home City, State and/or Country

Honolulu, HI

Major, Minor, etc.

Environmental Analysis and Neuroscience

Hobbies…

Dancing, learning different choreography, working out, & reading.

Fun Facts…

I have an identical twin and I am from Hawai’i.

Darrell OpokuKwateng

Home City, State and/or Country

Worcester, MA

Major, Minor, etc.

Undeclared

Hobbies…

Acapella, Rugby

Fun Facts…

I love sushi specifically, the dragon roll.

Jack Pine

Home City, State and/or Country

Burlingame California

Major, Minor, etc.

Human Biology

Hobbies…

Singing, going on adventures, trying new foods and restaurants

Fun Facts…

I’m a certified scuba diver

Jennifer Vidal

Home City, State and/or Country

Houston, TX

Major, Minor, etc.

Combined Major in Human Biology and Sociology

Hobbies…

Baking, learning new hobbies, and walking my elderly dog

Fun Facts…

I spent the summer in a retirement home!

Jesus Ceja

Home City, State and/or Country

Los Angeles, CA

Major, Minor, etc.

Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology

Hobbies…

Volleyball, painting, watching movies/shows and hanging with friends.

Fun Facts…

The Weeknd has been my top Spotify artist for the past 4 years.

Johanna Mandujano

Home City, State and/or Country

Chicago, IL

Major, Minor, etc.

Chicanx Latinx Studies w/ Gender Feminist Studies

Hobbies…

I love listening to music and love going to concerts!

Fun Facts…

I love scary roller coasters but hate scary movies.

Mimi Gotbetter

Home City, State and/or Country

Massachusetts

Major, Minor, etc.

Philosophy and Sociology

Hobbies…

I love art, music, spending time outdoors, and good conversations!

Fun Facts…

I worked at a farm over the summer.

Shari Watson

Home City, State and/or Country

Los Angeles, CA

Major, Minor, etc.

Political Studies

Hobbies…

I love watching Marvel + Disney movies, listening to music, organizing my room, taking walks, and keeping up with reality tv.

Fun Facts…

I have over 15 Build a Bears and I’m a new fan of Formula 1!