Meet the Resident Assistant (RA) Staff!

What are Resident Assistants (RA)?

Resident Assistants facilitate community engagement, support community safety, and provide resources in a class-based model through the Pitzer co-curriculum. RAs assist ResLife with programming and mentorship for their assigned students and support a class-based year. 

First Year Complex RAs

  • These RAs also support the First Year Class-based Programming.

Jennifer Vidal

Home City, State and/or Country
Houston, TX
Major, Minor, etc.
Combined Human Biology and Sociology Major
Hobbies…
I enjoy reading, binge-watching tv, sewing, and spending time cuddling with my elderly dog.
Fun Facts…
I had a friend in elementary school who was friends with Beyonce’s cousin!

Carlos Gomez

Home City, State and/or Country
North Chicago, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Chemistry Major, Data Science Minor
Hobbies…
I like to work out, play volleyball, explore new places, and I’m into digital creativity.
Fun Facts…
A fun fact about me is that I am double-jointed!

Liam Madigan

Home City, State and/or Country
Benicia, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Critical Global Studies and American Studies Double Major
Hobbies…
Reading, binge-watching TV, and spending time with friends!
Fun Facts…
When I was 9 years old, I accidentally took my cousin’s neighbor’s pet chicken.
Xitlaly Franquez

Xitlaly Franquez

Home City, State and/or Country
South Central Los Angeles
Major, Minor, etc.
Combined Major in Environmental Science and Chicanx/Latinx Studies
Hobbies…
I love making art like paintings and jewelry. Recently, I’ve been playing alot of Minecraft with my friends and Spiritfarer on the Switch.
Fun Facts…
My name means “star” in Nahuatl!

Adaija Sheppard

Home City, State and/or Country
Chicago, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational studies
Hobbies…
Binging watching TV, Acting, and Nintendo switch gaming
Fun Facts…
I ran into Taraji P Henson one day while she was filming Empire near my high school!
Juliet Youssef

Juliet Youssef

Home City, State and/or Country
Santa Monica, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Late Antique Medieval Studies Major and Spanish Minor
Hobbies…
I like playing card games!!I, swimming, reading, baking/cooking, perpetually learning how to roller skate. Other things I enjoy are: stickers, socks, and dad jokes!
Fun Facts…
I think I’m double-jointed in my thumb, I am allergic to sunscreen, I tried Hot Sauce #8 (Da Bomb) from the Youtube Channel “The Hot Ones” & Fun Fact: your brain uses 10 watts of energy to think!
Amya Bolden

Amya Bolden

Home City, State and/or Country
Las Vegas, NV
Major, Minor, etc.
Major: Organizational Studies or Economics; Minor: French
Hobbies…
I often write music and play guitar/bass on my free time. I also love to watch new tv shows and hang out with my friends and family.
Fun Facts…
I was required to learn Western horseback riding at my high school during my freshman year.

Bianca Joyner

Home City, State and/or Country
Chicago, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Undeclared
Hobbies…
Watch kdramas, sing, write poetry, dance to kpop choreography.
Fun Facts…
I have 6 piercings
Liam Davis-Bosch

Liam Davis-Bosch

Home City, State and/or Country
New York City
Major, Minor, etc.
Undeclared; Interested in Neuroscience or Psychology
Hobbies…
I enjoy working on creative projects, cooking, and getting involved in social justice initiatives.
Fun Facts…
I have a growing sticker collection but I am never decisive enough to ever permanently stick them onto anything.
Mateo Henriquez

Mateo Henriquez

Home City, State and/or Country
Panama City, Panama
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational Studies
Hobbies…
In my downtime, I like to explore new adventures. Whether it’s a new class, a hike, or a trip abroad, I love to learn about different parts of the world. At home, I enjoy playing video games like Animal Crossing and Mario Kart and watching movies and tv-shows.
Fun Facts…
One fun fact about me is that I was the first openly queer class president in my high school.
Regan Rudman

Regan Rudman

Home City, State and/or Country
Austin, TX
Major, Minor, etc.
Media Studies Major, Anthropology Minor
Hobbies…
I am a passionate creative who dabbles in photography, writing, embroidery, acting, gaming, and painting. I love days where I can sit out in the sun with a good novel and get lost in another world. I also love to listen to crime podcasts and lend a friendly ear to anyone who needs it!
Fun Facts…
I am a partnered creator on Twitch, a popular gaming/creative live streaming website!
Annemarie Gerlach

Annemarie Gerlach

Home City, State and/or Country
Florida, Wellington
Major, Minor, etc.
Double Major in Economics and Music (Opera Performance)
Hobbies…
Some of my hobbies include: singing, playing piano (specifically ragtime music!), organizing my room, rollerskating, watching Netflix, and learning new things! I also have a newfound appreciation for working out at the gym and cultivating a healthy lifestyle 🙂
Fun Facts…
I was born in Maryland! (I love Old Bay Seasoning), I studied classical piano for 14 years! I have a bald cypress tree that I won as a sapling in the third grade that I still have to this day! (It is quite large), and as a kid I was addicted to playing Guitar Hero 3 on Wii and to this day, will take any opportunity to play that game again.

 

 

Sophomore Year Complex RAs

  • These RAs also support the Sophomore Year Class-based Programming.
Sahar Dabirian

Sahar Dabirian

Home City, State and/or Country
Northridge, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Public Health Major Spanish Minor
Hobbies…
I enjoy exercising, watching movies, and reading.
Fun Facts…
I’m a certified child passenger safety technician!
Khalid Omer

Khalid Omer

Home City, State and/or Country
Seattle, WA
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational Studies Major & Economics Minor
Hobbies…
Basketball, working out, relaxing in the BSU room with friends.
Fun Facts…
I can recite the alphabet backward.
Dani Miller

Dani Miller

Home City, State and/or Country
Bethesda, Maryland
Major, Minor, etc.
Media Studies Major
Hobbies…
Writing, listening to music + going on walks, going to concerts, reading books and playing soccer.
Fun Facts…
I have a twin brother.

Alex Kasiske

Home City, State and/or Country
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Major, Minor, etc.
Neuroscience Major and Chemistry Minor with Pre-med
Hobbies…
I love to go scuba diving but I also love playing video games, reading books, and baking!
Fun Facts…
I’m currently working on becoming a technical diver so that I can dive up to 200 feet!
Lily Fillwalk

Lily Fillwalk

Home City, State and/or Country
Muncie, IN
Major, Minor, etc.
Environmental Science and Studio Art Double Major
Hobbies…
I love to run, knit, make art, read, and cook!
Fun Facts…
Pawnee from Parks and Recreations was based on my hometown!
Bella Jacobs

Bella Jacobs

Home City, State and/or Country
Charlotte, NC
Major, Minor, etc.
Anthropology and English
Hobbies…
I love reading, writing, painting, binging shows like Game of Thrones, Girls and the Handmaid’s Tale. I also really like being outside.
Fun Facts…
I have a very friendly and sassy dachshund, Greta. She’s named after the book “Pretzel”.

Pitzer@CCA RAs

  • These RAs also support the Junior Class-based Programming.
Marcus Jackson

Marcus Jackson

Home City, State and/or Country
Kent, WA
Major, Minor, etc.
Major: Biology Minor: Asian American studies
Hobbies…
Painting, playing basketball, and cooking.
Fun Facts…
I displayed my artwork in a museum for the first time this year!
Nejat Ali

Nejat Ali

Home City, State and/or Country
Seattle, WA
Major, Minor, etc.
Combined Major in Orgaizational Studies and Africana Studies
Hobbies…
For fun, I like to doll up and go out with friends for fun or bum it at home and order thai food. There is no in between.
Fun Facts…
I am a new pet/ cat mom!

Jacob Brittain

Home City, State and/or Country
El Cajon, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Major: Political Studies and History Minor: Biology
Hobbies…
I love to get outside and enjoy nature, reading a good book, doing a good puzzle, or watching a good movie. I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, getting engaged in politics, and having deep discussions with others.
Fun Facts…
I’ve been to 31 states within the US and hope to get to all 50 one day!

 

Mead Hall RAs

  • These RAs support the Senior Year Class-based Programming.

Amara Chidom

Home City, State and/or Country
Oakland CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Human Biology and Organizational Studies
Hobbies…
Basketball, Ceramics, & Baking
Fun Facts…
I have never been stung by a bee.
Mae Garland 

Mae Garland 

Home City, State and/or Country
Glencoe, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Environmental Analysis and Psychology
Hobbies…
Snowboarding, rock climbing, reading, hiking, exploring, looking for sea glass, foraging, watching t.v
Fun Facts…
I have a twin sister who is a sorority girl at Indiana University! Total opposites!

Mauricio Guzman

Home City, State and/or Country
Chino, California
Major, Minor, etc.
Human Biology with a minor in Economics
Hobbies…
My hobbies include going to the gym, going to the beach, going hiking, exploring new restaurants, and hanging out with my close friends. I enjoy listening to music and cooking as well.
Fun Facts…
A fun fact about me is that I got to conduct Biology research at Pomona College when I was in high school.
Kyle Sin 

Kyle Sin 

Home City, State and/or Country
Pomona, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Psychology
Hobbies…
Video Games, Exercising
Fun Facts…
If I could be any marine creature, I would choose to be a Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Andrew Pedicino 

Home City, State and/or Country
Eureka, California
Major, Minor, etc.
Environmental Analysis
Hobbies…
I love playing pickup basketball, going on drives, listening to music, and spending time outdoors with friends.
Fun Facts…
My older sister went to Scripps and my younger sister goes to Pomona, so I’m a part of a 5C Family. I love spending time up at Mt. Baldy and exploring the surrounding area.

Anton van Schaik 

Home City, State and/or Country
New York City
Major, Minor, etc.
Undeclared right now (hopefully a Self-Designed Food Studies Major)
Hobbies…
I love to bike, cook, run, hike, eat, procrastinate and start but not fin.
Fun Facts…
When I am not lazy as I am right now, one of the top items on my bucket list is to invent a new pasta shape.