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Senior Interviewers

Samantha Hill

Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Major: Applied Mathematics Major, Dance Minor

Book I'm Currently Reading: "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg

Favorite Spot in Claremont: the fountain between Yogurtland and Laemmle Theatres

Kim Merrill

Hometown: Princeton Jct., NJ

Major: Computer Science

Book I'm Currently Reading: "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Spot in Claremont: The CS Lab

Ben Shand

Hometown: Barrington, RI

Major: Economics

Book I'm Currently Reading: "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander

Favorite Spot in Claremont: The Coop Fountain

Nick Lawson

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Major: Neuroscience

Book I’m Currently Reading: "The Tell-Tale Brain" by V. S. Ramachandran

Favorite Spot in Claremont: All of the spots that have hammocks

Caryn McCarthy

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Major: Cognitive Science and Linguistics

Book I'm Currently Reading: "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver and "The House of Dawn" by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca

Favorite Spot in Claremont: The bench swings outside of Pomona Hall

Zuzana "Zuzu" Vuova

Hometown: Most, Czech Republic

Major: Politics and Romance Languages and Literatures

Book I'm Currently Reading: "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order" by Samuel Huntington and "Moc bezmocných a jiné eseje" by Václav Havel

Favorite Spot in Claremont: Stanley Academic Quad

Laura Perrone

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Major: Psychology

Book I'm Currently Reading: "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck

Favorite Spot in Claremont: Skyspace and The Motley

Abeni Tinunu

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Major: American Studies

Book I’m Currently Reading: "Lies my Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" by James W. Loewen

Favorite Spot in Claremont: Rooftop garden in new dorms; La Parolaccia Italian Restaurant

Slade Burns

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Major: Politics and Environmental Analysis/Geology

Book I’m Currently Reading: I just started a new Michael Pollan book called "The Botany of Desire." It's a really interesting read about the interactions between people and plants.

Favorite Spot in Claremont: That's a tough one. All of my favorite places seem to be food related. If it's Thursday, you'll definitely find me in line for Pitzer Pasta. On weekends, it's probably a toss up between onion rings at The Hub and a milkshake at The Coop Fountain; I highly recommend the chocolate/cookies & cream combo.

Jakub "Kuba" Nowicki

Hometown: Norwalk, CT

Major: Economics, Minor in Russian & Eastern European Studies

Book I'm Currently Reading: "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Favorite Spot in Claremont: The courtyard outside of my room in Clark V

Jacob Barrera

Hometown: Whittier, CA

Major: Psychology and Dance

Book I'm Currently Reading: "The Moral Animal" by Robert Wright

Favorite Spot in Claremont: Marston Quad at night for stargazing!

A select group of senior students join the admissions staff every year as "senior interviewers." When you visit campus and have an interview, there's a good chance you'll meet with one of these exceptional students. Please take advantage of the opportunity to ask them questions about their time at Pomona; they're one of your best resources!