Dylan (he/him) is a Psychological Science major and prospective music minor on the pre-health track from Shanghai, China and New York, NY. He hopes to one day work as a pediatrician, applying his interests in child development, clinical psychology and psychopathology to a medical focus; at the same time, he finds social psychology fascinating and would love to talk/learn more! He currently works as a member of the Culture, Race, and Brain (CRAB) Lab and a mentor for PSYC51. Outside of the department, you will probably find Dylan immersed in music, producing and releasing original songs and jamming in the Pomona College Choir and Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, and the After School Specials acapella group. Outside of music, he loves to cook, watch nature documentaries or animated kids shows, celebrate his APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) identity, and take care of various small animals/plants. Dylan's goal above all else is to ensure people feel supported and safe in their communities, and he strives to do just that as a Psychological Science liaison. He can always be reached through email or social media. Feel free to say hi on the path - he apologizes in advance if he has his headphones on!
JoJo is a Pomona College class of 2023 Psychological Science major from Cheyenne, Wyoming. In psychology, he most enjoys dealing with social and cognitive areas, though he has developed a broad interest in most areas of the subject. Outside psychology, JoJo is most interested academically in philosophy, politics, and history, while away from school you’re likely to find him participating in hobbies like chess, poker, soccer, disc golf, and piano. His experience with the Psych department includes working as a member of C.R.A.B. (Culture, Race, and Brain) Lab, mentoring for PSYC051, and conducting a RAISE project on the semantic processing of music. JoJo’s goal as a liaison is to form meaningful relationships with the wonderful people in the Psych department and to put his best foot forward in enhancing the experiences of both students and faculty. He’s always available to talk through email, social media, or in-person, and he’s really excited to start working with you!
Ananya Saluja is an international student from New Delhi, India, but she is spending her semester in Providence, Rhode Island! A junior and aspiring Psychology-Politics double major, her favourite class from her time at Pomona so far is Personality Psychology with Professor Sara Masland. She is looking forward to interacting with students from across the globe, and the phenomenal Psychological Science faculty, in her role as liaison, and hopes she can play a part in understanding how to better move away from a Eurocentric approach to the subject, in an attempt to increase inclusivity and cultural competence. She can be contacted on Facebook, Instagram, or by email, and loves talking to new people. Outside of class you can find her dancing to Bollywood songs with the rest of her dance team, making tea during Writing Center shifts, Zoom calling across time zones with the ISMP community, or looking at pictures of corgis. She's so excited to be a liaison, and she hopes she does the Psych Sci community proud!
Cogie is a Psychological Science major and Asian American Studies minor based in Fort Mohave, AZ. Coming from the Philippines, Cogie finds his academic interests in viewing Psych. Science under the lenses of specific cultural contexts. Because of this, he has enjoyed Asian American Psychology with Professor Goto and is enjoying Race, Empire, & Filipinx America at Pitzer as well. A C.R.A.B. (Culture, Race, and Brain) Lab member and an A.A.R.C. (Asian American Resource Center) intern, he hopes to incorporate community participation and betterment into the work he pursues in Psych. Science, may it be clinically or academically (who knows?) As a liaison, Cogie wishes to center how we are able to utilize Psych. Science to aid in the collective liberation of our communities on the ground and in academia. He’d love to talk about analyzing Psych. Science through a critical lens (or about Psych. in general) through email. If he isn’t busy strumming on his guitar, caring for his houseplants, or looking recipes up only to not follow them, he’ll reply in 11sec., 11min, or 11hrs (as his email signature proclaims).