Contact the Orientation Staff

We are excited to be planning New Student Orientation for fall first-year, transfer, and New Resource students. We are  putting together the most helpful orientation schedule for our newest Pitzer students!

You can find out a little bit about each of us below, but more than anything we want you to know that we are willing to chat about any questions, concerns, clarifications, or ideas that you may have. Additionally, if your parents/guardians have any questions or concerns, they can also contact us.

All questions about New Student Orientation can be directed to orientation@pitzer.edu or (909) 607-2988. We will try our best to get back to you by the end of the next business day.


Alayna Session-Goins

Alayna Session-Goins
Assistant Dean of Campus Life

Hometown: Born and raised in Mountain View, CA and current home owner in Fontana, CA!

Major/Minor: B.A in Sociology and M.Ed in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University

I am at Pitzer because: Pitzer’s core values and mission is unique and aligns with my personal values. The students are incredible and keep me on my toes daily. Who wouldn’t want to work with students as they develop transformative community building opportunities for their peers?!

My favorite places in southern California are: the Greek Theater and Hollywood Bowl when I am watching live music, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead where I can breathe easily, and anywhere I am spending time with my wife, two kiddos, and three pups!

Cortlyn Raymond
Coordinator of Student Engagement

Hometown: Ontario, California

Major/Minor: B.A. Biology, B.A. Business Management – University of Redlands; M.Ed. Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs – University of Southern California (USC)

I am at Pitzer because: I love working with students and individuals who are passionate about their work and want to make a difference.I have only been at Pitzer a short time, but I know I will learn so much from my colleagues and the great students I have the pleasure of working with.

My favorite places in southern California are: Disneyland, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Park, and any place that has great food and a pretty view.

Kristen Brown
Orientation Coordinator

Hometown: La Cañada-Crescenta, CA

Major/Minor: Environmental Analysis and Critical Global Studies double major

I am at Pitzer because: I want to build a more critical perspective on my home region and learn how to put Pitzer’s core values into action.

My favorite places in southern California are: the north Arroyo Seco trail, Crystal Cove Beach, la Plaza Olvera, the La Brea Tar Pits, and riding the Metrolink train.

Milena Passage
Orientation Coordinator

Hometown: Manhattan, NY

Major/Minor: Organizational Studies Major & Anthropology Minor

I am at Pitzer because: I love the tight-knit community and the plethora of leadership opportunities!

My favorite places in southern California are: The Beach, Pasadena, & Bonelli Park 🙂

Eric Vos

Eric Vos
Campus Life Coordinator

Hometown: Claremont, CA

Major/Minor: B.A. International Studies major/Education minor – Middlebury College; M.S. Higher Education – Northwestern University; MSW – Cal State LA

I am at Pitzer because: I get to work with students and colleagues who push me to be a better person and call me in to community. I also love working in the consortium with colleagues from the other colleges who offer diverse perspectives in how they approach their work, in turn sharpening me in my own ongoing professional development.

My favorite places in southern California are: San Clemente, The Little Door, College Ave. in Claremont, and anywhere I can be holding a putter.