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.
Quentin Jenkins

Quentin Jenkins

Home City, State and/or Country
Chicago, IL
Major, Minor, etc.
Sociology, with a interest in the sociology of education
Hobbies…
Outside of academe, I like to play volleyball, listen to music, and hang out with my friends.
Fun Facts…
I’ve watched every season of Law and Order SVU!
Amaya Gustave

Amaya Gustave

Home City, State and/or Country
Portland, Oregon
Major, Minor, etc.
Organizational Studies Major, Spanish Minor
Hobbies…
Hiking, Reading, binge-watching tv, and enjoying desserts!
Fun Facts…
I met Micheal Cera while in Seattle. Kinda awkward, very cool.
Leah Leslie

Leah Leslie

Home City, State and/or Country
Kathmandu, Nepal
Major, Minor, etc.
Intended Major: International Political Economy; Intended Minor: Art History
Hobbies…
In my spare time, I venture outdoors, work on my own art, listen to music or podcasts, and spend time with family and friends.
Fun Facts…
My first fun fact is that I have two different-sized thumbs! My second fun fact is this is always my fun fact.
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!
Jacob Brittain

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!
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.
Jocelyn Vega-Robledo

Jocelyn Vega-Robledo

Home City, State and/or Country
Napa, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Sociology and Chicanx Latinx Studies
Hobbies…
Biking, reading, music, dancing, and volunteering.
Fun Facts…
I’ve practiced karate since I was 10 years old!
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.
Andy Choi

Andy Choi

Home City, State and/or Country
Saratoga, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
Philosophy Major, Pre-Nursing
Hobbies…
Contemplate a lot of Philosophy by myself or with others (especially consciousness and ethics); Reading; Learning something new; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; Video games; Practicing Korean with my friends
Fun Facts…
Before I die, I want to visit Antartica. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was young & my favorite food is ice cream!
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!
Ciauna Kui-Chavez

Ciauna Kui-Chavez

Home City, State and/or Country
Pasadena, CA!
Major, Minor, etc.
Sociocultural Anthropology
Hobbies…
Capoeira, embroidery, good food.
Fun Facts…
I won Carly Rae Jepsen concert tickets in middle school during a Gangam Style dance contest.

 

Mead Hall RAs

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

Neely Yates

Home City, State and/or Country
New York, NY
Major, Minor, etc.
Cognitive Science, Computer Science Concentration
Hobbies…
I love to spend time outdoors, woodwork and run.
Fun Facts…
I’ve traveled to four continents with Pitzer!
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!
Hunter Sayre

Hunter Sayre 

Home City, State and/or Country
Herndon, Virginia
Major, Minor, etc.
Major:Critical Global Geography, Minor: Environmental Analysis
Hobbies…
Art! Maps! Basketball! Socializing! Tea! Skateboarding! Enjoying nature! Praxis!
Fun Facts…
I want to make a Mural at Mead before I graduate! I also love animals.
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
Robert Green 

Robert Green 

Home City, State and/or Country
Oakland, CA
Major, Minor, etc.
History Major
Hobbies…
I love to go shopping, hanging out with friends, exploring new restaurants, and going on new adventures.
Fun Facts…
I got lost in the Dominican Republic on a study abroad trip in high school and couldn’t speak Spanish to get help to navigate back home.

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.