Contact the Orientation Staff

We are excited to be planning New Student Orientation for transfers this spring. We are hopefully 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 our 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
Assistant Dean of Campus Life
Alayna Session-Goins
Assistant Dean of Campus Life

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

 


Vanessa Blaylock
Orientation Logistics Coordinator
Vanessa Blaylock
Orientation Logistics Coordinator

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Major: Combined Environmental Analysis and Media Studies, Spanish Minor

I am at Pitzer because: I loved my campus visit with the soccer team and meeting so many amazing people who shared similar interests as me. There are an abundant amount of opportunities at Pitzer and the 5Cs, and I knew I would learn so much.

My favorite place in SoCal is: Disneyland!


Aubrey Lancaster
OA Coordinator
Aubrey Lancaster
OA Coordinator

Hometown: Northfield, New Jersey

Major: Religious Studies
I am at Pitzer because: of its unique, interdisciplinary academic workspace whose students are, then, able to practice this methodically throughout the consortium, in our on-campus jobs, and, especially, socially.
My favorite places in Southern California: are the Huntington in Pasadena and Santa Monica’s restaurants!

Ingrid Topp-Johnson
OA Coordinator
Ingrid Topp-Johnson
OA Coordinator

Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Major/Minor: Double Major in Art & Asian Studies
I am at Pitzer because: I have found fun, community, and purpose here.
My favorite places in Southern California is: Venice beach or Salvation Mountain!


Sabrina Willison
Orientation Coordinator
Sabrina Willison
Orientation Coordinator

Hometown: La Verne, CA

Major/Minor: B.A in Psychology from Sonoma State University and M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University

I am at Pitzer because: I feel like Pitzer’s core values match my perspective of student development and I love the community!

My favorite places in southern California is: Disneyland!