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 RAs – Pitzer Hall, Atherton Hall, Sanborn Halls (PAS)

Mateo Henriquez

Home City, State and/or Country
Panama City, Panama
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational Studies Concentration: Queer Latine Studies
Hobbies…
Exploring the village, other cities, or states looking for new restaurants, cool spots, or parks! I love to dance and spend time with family and friends.
Fun Facts…
In Panama, you can go to both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in less than an hour. Snorkeling in the Pacific and surfing in the Atlantic. Best of both oceans. AND this is my third year as a RA.

Ramya Herman

Home City, State and/or Country
Chicago, Illinois
Major, Minor, etc.
Political Science
Hobbies…
Crocheting, sewing, painting, reading, running, doing hair, writing poetry
Fun Facts…
Two of my favorite artists are Brent Faiyaz and Lauryn Hill and I love plants, especially succulents 🙂

Adaija Sheppard

Home City, State and/or Country
Chicago, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational studies
Hobbies…
Hanging out with friends, playing the switch, binging tv shows.
Fun Facts…
I’ve seen Hamilton 8 times! I’m a very lucky Hamilton lotto winner!

Khalid Omer

Home City, State and/or Country
Seattle, WA
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational Studies
Hobbies…
Basketball, working out, and relaxing!
Fun Facts…
I can recite the alphabet backward and I enjoy kayaking!
Xitlaly Franquez

Xitlaly Franquez

Home City, State and/or Country
South Central Los Angeles
Major, Minor, etc.
Environmental Science Major and Chicanx/Latinx Minor
Hobbies…
I love doing art in my free time, recently I’ve been into clay crafts, jewelry making, and colorful makeup. I also can not let go of my switch, I’ve been fixated on Unpacking and Animal Crossing.
Fun Facts…
I have this weird obsession with the character Rilakkuma, I always buy Rilakkuma items when I go out.. like $30-$50 worth of stuff at a time. It’s pretty bad. On a lighter note, I wore eyeliner every day in high school without fail!

Bee Joyner

Home City, State and/or Country
Chicago, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Sociology and Africana Studies
Hobbies…
I enjoy writing poetry and Playing video games. Primarily Zelda BOTW and Danganronpa. I enjoy making bracelets and small crafts and putting elaborate and bright outfits together. Small activities like this activate my creativity.
Fun Facts…
I participated in poetry slams in Chicago from 6th grade into high school and published some of my work.
Amya Bolden

Amya Bolden

Home City, State and/or Country
Las Vegas, NV
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational Studies and Economics
Hobbies…
Playing guitar and bass, writing and listening to music, hanging out with friends and family
Fun Facts…
I was required to learn Western horseback riding at my high school during my freshman year.

Leah Leslie

Home City, State and/or Country
Kathmandu, Nepal
Major, Minor, etc.
Political Studies
Hobbies…
sketching in my journal, tending to my 3 plants, listening to podcasts, and questioning why I don’t have more hobbies.
Fun Facts…
I have over 43 different types of bamboo in my garden at home, or so my parents say.

Emilo Loew Muscarolas

Home City, State and/or Country
Los Angeles, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
English Major and Philosophy Minor
Hobbies…
I love creative writing, collaging, and Photoshop art. To relax, I listen to music and play video games, or online shop (often without buying anything).
Fun Facts…
My all time favorite late night snack is Goldfish with honey.

Caroline Chun

Home City, State and/or Country
Charlotte, NC
Major, Minor, etc.
Undeclared
Hobbies…
Reading, playing video games, listening to music, and asking my parents to send videos of my dog.
Fun Facts…
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!

 

 

WES (West, East, & Skandera Halls) RAs

Liam Davis-Bosch

Liam Davis-Bosch

Home City, State and/or Country
New York City
Major, Minor, etc.
Psychology and Educational Studies Double Major
Hobbies…
In my free time, I love learning new skills particularly creative hobbies. I enjoy embroidery, knitting, and more recently have learned linocut printmaking. In the future, I would love to learn metalsmithing, woodworking and glassblowing!
Fun Facts…
When I was younger, I dreamed of being in the circus and did flying trapeze for 5 years!

Bree Reed

Home City, State and/or Country
Los Angeles, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Chemistry
Hobbies…
inner tube water polo, longboarding, watching anime, going to beach or mountains with friends, basketball, tetris, and 2048
Fun Facts…
I own over 80 pairs of graphic crew socks, I can cross one eye, I got to 8192 on 2048 (with a 2048 tile next to it) and I’m pretty accurate when catching tossed grapes or small food in my mouth.

Carlos Gomez

Home City, State and/or Country
North Chicago, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Chemistry Major, Data Science Minor with Pre-Med
Hobbies…
I like to work out, play volleyball, video games, explore new places, & I like going to music festivals!
Fun Facts…
A fun fact about me is that I am double-jointed!
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.
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.

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.

Aidan Dugan

Home City, State and/or Country
Skillman, NJ
Major, Minor, etc.
Organismal Biology
Hobbies…
I love hiking and other outdoor activities.
Fun Facts…
I have four cats and I’m a firefighter in my hometown!

Amaya Gustave

Home City, State and/or Country
Portland, Oregon
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational Studies Major, Spanish Minor
Hobbies…
My hobbies include reading, dancing with friends, watching youtube videos, and crocheting!
Fun Facts…
I eat almost everything I cook with yogurt!

Andrew Choi

Home City, State and/or Country
Saratoga, California
Major, Minor, etc.
Philosophy & Nursing
Hobbies…
I love to read books about amazing people, learn something new, video games, pottery, and practice Korean with friends!
Fun Facts…
I love strawberry ice cream and I have always wanted to visit Antarctica!

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, growing my mini indoor plant forest, 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 32 states within the US and hope to get to all 50 one day!

Nejat Ali

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

 

Mead Hall RAs

Alex Kasiske

Home City, State and/or Country
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Major, Minor, etc.
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Major
Hobbies…
I enjoy baking, scuba diving, playing video games, and swimming
Fun Facts…
I am a certified master diver!

Mac Kelley

Home City, State and/or Country
Nashville, TN
Major, Minor, etc.
Undecided
Hobbies…
Skateboarding, biking, video games, running, wake surfing, water skiing, snowboarding
Fun Facts…
I learned to water ski when I was 4 years old.

Jocelyn Vega-Robledo

Home City, State and/or Country
Napa, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Sociology and Chicanx Latinx Studies
Hobbies…
I enjoy dancing, working out, doing my makeup, journaling, and listening to music.
Fun Facts…
I participated in a Ballet Folklórico festival and won first place!

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.

Marina Rodriguez-Garcia

Home City, State and/or Country
Pasadena, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Major Organizational Studies Minor Spanish
Hobbies…
I’m a fiend for a good beach and an afternoon hike. I also love to chat with friends and grab yummy food.
Fun Facts…
My family comes from 4 different countries. My mom is from Mexico, dad is from Spain, sister from Ethiopia, and I am from the US.

Juliana Hwang

Home City, State and/or Country
Cypress, California
Major, Minor, etc.
Psychology and Sociology
Hobbies…
I enjoy working out, shopping, eating various foods, and being lazy.
Fun Facts…
I was in NJROTC for three years in high school!