Franci LievanosCamp Pizter
Position: Resident Assistant
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Major: Chicanx/ Latinx Studies & Political Science
I am at Pitzer because: It is a community where I feel safe and accepted in every aspect of my identity. As well as its core values embody everything I stand for as a person. Pitzer has provided me a safe place where I can have my voice heard, not only in my education and classroom settings, but as well with my peers and my surroundings. From the very first time stepping on Pitzer campus as a senior in high school, I felt a sense of belonging and need to be part of this community.
Outside of class I: I like to watch Buzzfeed videos, especially the Unsolved Series. I have always been into crime shows and mysterious, so having a visual representation is really interesting. This has to be my favorite past time because I think Buzzfeed is a very interesting channel that tries to bring in different pop cultures, and it makes me feel like I am represented with series like “Pero Like”, which explores the Hispanic culture. I also like to be caught up politics not only from the United States, but also from Mexico. I also really enjoying running, especially on the days that are 65 degrees and it’s a beautiful California day. I am also involved in the CLSU community and LSU. But for the majority of the time outside of the classroom, I am doing homework and since I am extremely interested in the class I take, I usually end up looking for into a topic, especially when it comes to immigration.
My Favorite place in Southern California is: San Juan Capistrano. I say this because it is home for me. Though not originally from San Juan, it is where my family is and where I feel as though my roots stem from. It is a small community where you get to know your neighbors and those who live around you. As well as a community where you can walk anywhere. I think that this is why it has to be my favorite place. I am with in walking distance of every part of town and it makes me feel connected to every single street. It also has the Mission Basilica, which being Catholic, connects me back to my roots in Mexico, as my family is very religious back home. As well it is half white, upper-middle class and half Hispanic lower class, and it has taught me how two different societies can coincide together and can work together to better themselves.