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Pomona Passions

Math

Bob Lutz
Bob Lutz
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
I transferred to Pomona to study applied math. I thought that would be the most relevant thing, the most interesting thing.... But pretty soon after I got here, the faculty got me interested in pure math.

Computer Science

Kim Merrill
Kim Merrill
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Princeton Junction, New Jersey
[Professor Tzu-Yi Chen] pushed me into taking advantages of a lot of opportunities. She sent me off to a women in computing conference. And then she forwarded me this opportunity that she saw about an internship at Google...and I ended up getting the internship."

Late Antique-Medieval Studies

Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin
Major: Late Antique-Medieval Studies
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
"I took a class with Professor Ken Wolf called Religious Tolerance in Medieval Spain [and] that class was everything I ever wanted out of my college experience."

Ecotheology

Lena Connor
Lena Connor
Major: Environmental Analysis/Politics
Hometown: Lake Wales, Florida
"The Career Development Office at Pomona really helped me think about what I might do to apply some of these theories in my real-world career."

Leadership and Inspiring People

Joseph Reynolds
Joseph Reynolds
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
"The idea and the task of getting people excited about something is something I really enjoy because the first step is ... showing them that you are [excited] as well."

Solving Problems With Math and Econ

Maria Zhu
Maria Zhu
Major: Mathematics/Economics
Hometown: Plano, Texas
"The really interesting part of economics for me is being able to...apply [the analytical tools from my math double major] to issues that I think are meaningful and make a difference in policy."

Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Rodrigo Ranero
Rodrigo Ranero
Major: Linguistics
Hometown: Guatemala
"There are plenty of research opportunities that I've had here...because I've been encouraged to carry out [my] ideas and projects."

Art

Juliette Walker
Juliette Walker
Major: Art
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
"I feel like I've grown a lot since coming to Pomona and changed a lot of who I thought I was -- grown into this person, this artist -- and I think a lot of people at Pomona have had a similar experience."

Flamenco Guitar

Eric Puma
Eric Puma
Major: Physics
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
"I came to Pomona College and I knew that I wanted to explore flamenco guitar more. There were so many resources that enabled me to do that."