Hi y’all! I’m Eileen and I am originally from Seoul, South Korea, but now call Yorba Linda, California my home. I am a senior at Pomona studying Neuroscience with a minor in Art. This is my third year working as a Draper Coordinator for the program PAYS. I am involved in the Neuroscience department as a liaison and I am passionate about educational equity/access as well as bridging Art + Science. My favorite ice cream flavor changes from time to time, but I enjoy anything that has a good dose of chocolate (nothing too fudgy though).
My name is Nicole Arce and I am from Miami, Florida. I am a queer, Latinx senior at Pomona College. I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Chicanx/Latinx Studies. This is my fourth year being involved with Draper but my second year as a Draper Center Coordinator for Pomona Mountain Project! I'm also a sociology department liaison and a peer mentor at the QSC for POSSE. My absolute favorite ice cream flavor is COFFEE!
Jose F. Carranza Celis
My name is Jose Carranza and I am from South Central LA, California. I am currently a Junior majoring in Molecular Biology and on the pre-med track. This will be my third year working with the Draper Center and for this academic school year, I will be a coordinator for the Pomona Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) program. Additionally, I will be an IDEAS mentor as well as a Virtual Health Advocate working with Health Bridges. My favorite Ice Cream flavor is Vanilla!
My name is Kameron Clarke. I am from Miami, Florida. I am a Junior at Pomona College. I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. This is my first year as a Draper Center Coordinator for Sista2Sista but my second year working with the Draper Center. On campus, I am a part of the RHS staff as an RA and work as a research assistant in a biology lab. My favorite ice cream flavor is coconut!
My name is Ryan Collins and I'm from Chicago, IL. I'm a junior double majoring in Politics and Africana Studies. This is my third year working as a Draper Center coordinator for the program, LEGS. I am involved with the Black Student Union, and I have a deep passion for justice and inclusion. My favorite ice cream flavor is strawberry!
Hello! My name is Cynthia (she/her), a current senior at Pomona majoring in Public Policy/Biology. I grew up in Los Angeles. This is my first year as a Draper Center Coordinator, but I have been part of Health Bridges since my sophomore year and with ESL since last year. When on campus, you can find me giving tours or being a mentor for first-years. My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip!
My name is Kamil English. I am from Sherman Oaks, California. I am a junior and a mathematics major. This is my first year working for the Draper Center as a coordinator for the Sista-2-Sista Program. Fun fact, I am on the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Basketball team. My favorite ice-cream flavor is cookie dough without the ice-cream.
My name is Leilani Filimaua. I was raised and still live in Diamond Bar, California. I am currently a sophomore at Pomona College. Hopefully, I will major in International Relations with a specific focus on the South Pacific. This is my first year as a Coordinator for PAYS and Pomona Partners through the Draper Center. Being of mixed ethnicity, Samoan and Mexican, I enjoy working with communities of color as an AAMP (Asian American Mentor Program) mentor and a STEP (Saturday Tongan Education Program) volunteer. My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip!
My name is Christine Lin and I'm from Irvine, California. I'm currently a junior at Pomona College and I'm majoring in Neuroscience. This is my first year working as a Draper Center Coordinator, but I've worked with Health Bridges for a year. On campus, I am also involved with hearhere, a 5C journal of Christian thought, and Claremont Gerontology Association, a club that serves the aging population near Claremont. My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream - the best flavor!
My name is Selena Lopez and I'm from Charleston, South Carolina. I am a junior studying International Relations and minoring in Spanish, with a concentration in Latin America. This is my third year being involved with the Draper Center, currently focusing on Next Level but with a special love for PAYS and LINC. Outside of the Draper Center, I am an intern in the Admissions Office and I am also involved with the First Generation, Low Income Scholars Organization at Pomona! My favorite ice cream flavor is Raspberry Vanilla Swirl -- a delicious treat!
Hi, I’m Nick Nguyen and call Orlando, Florida home! I am a sophomore at Pomona College aspiring to double major in Economics and Mathematics while minoring in philosophy. 2020 will mark my first year as a Draper coordinator for the PAYS program though I have been involved with the Draper Center through PAYS and the Hunger and Homelessness Initiative ever since my freshman year! Beyond Draper, I am a bass singer of Midnight Echo acapella and frequent the 5C Board Game Group! My faaaaavvvooorriiitttee ice cream flavor is pistachio.
My name is Gerardo Rodriguez. I am from Miami, FL (305 till I die!) I am a junior at Pomona College. I am a Politics and Latin American Studies double major. This will be my 2nd year working as a Draper Center Coordinator for the PAYS program. Being first-gen, I am proudly serving as one of the two FLI Scholars Co-President and work as a Peer Advisor at Pomona's Career Development Office. My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip!
My name is Jennifer Rufino. I am from Chicago, Illinois! I am a senior at Pomona College majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Biology. This is my first year as a Draper Center Coordinator for Health Bridges. As a Latina and a first generation, low-income (FLI) college student, I am involved with the FLI organization at Pomona College and CENTRO lab, a psychology lab at Pomona College focused on substance abuse and mental health among the Latinx community. My favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio!
My name is Danny Ta. I am from Ontario, California. I am a junior at Pomona College majoring in Mathematics. This is my second year as a Draper Center Coordinator for the Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS). On campus, I am also a mentor for the math department. My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream!
My name is Charity Turnboe and I am a Junior in college at Pomona College majoring in cognitive science. I am originally from Detroit Michigan. This is my second year working with the Draper center, my second year I worked on alternabreak, and this year I am working with Sista2Sista. My extracurricular activities include the Pomona Black Student Union where I am president, and the Black Alliance of Pre-health Club I created with a Scripps student. My favorite ice cream flavor is superman ice cream.
Maria José Urbina Gonzalez
My name is Maria José Urbina Gonzalez and I am a Junior majoring in Economics. I was born in the beautiful Lima, Peru but grew up in northern Colorado. This is my third year apart of the Pomona Partners program at the Draper Center and my second year as coordinator! Besides my involvement at the Draper Center, on campus I am a First Generation/ Low Income mentor for first years and involved with our student investment club, Sagehen Capital Management. I am passionate about education accessibility, financial literacy, immigrant rights, and dark chocolate raspberry ice cream.
My name is Kristin Walters. I am from Coral Springs, Florida. I am a sophomore at Pomona College. I am planning to major in math and minor in music. This is my first year as a Draper Center Coordinator for Sista2Sista. I am apart of posse and Pomona’s band. My favorite ice cream flavor is caramel cookie crunch.