To receive brochures, emails and notifications from us, please use our Information Request form. You may also email us at admissions@pomona.edu or call (909) 621-8134. To contact your specific admissions officer, please see our list below. Your territory is determined by the address of your school.

Seth Allen, Vice President for Strategy & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Seth Allen

Territories

California: Santa Barbara & Ventura County
International: Europe, the Middle East

About Seth

Hometown: Boston, MA
College major: Economics (and lots of creative writing)
Fun fact: I have an identical twin.
Advice for college applicants: Searching for colleges is like experimenting with new foods. You never know what will excite your taste buds.  Be open to potential colleges like you are open to new flavors, new spices, and uniquely regional cuisine. You don’t know what you don’t know until you’ve tried it.

Email Seth Allen

 


Adam Sapp, Assistant Vice President & Director of Admissions

Adam Sapp

Territories

States & Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands
California: East San Fernando Valley
International: Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and all other international areas not otherwise assigned 

About Adam

Hometown: Danville, OH
College major: History
Fun fact: I am a rural kid—I grew up in a very small farm town in the Midwest. 
Advice for college applicants: Read more biographies. I believe that living a good life is easier when you truly understand the lives of others. Reading more biographies and memoirs will give you a window into your own life that can be truly powerful—history is a great teacher, but I think learning from the people who made it will provide you with the best lessons of all!

Email Adam Sapp

 


Joel A. Hart, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions & Director of Operations

Joel Hart

Territories

States & Cities: Delaware, New York City, Virginia
California: San Francisco County
International: Canada, Oceania (Australia/New Zealand)

About Joel

Hometown: Nashville, TN
College majors: Political Science and Religious Studies
Fun fact: I once (and only once) appeared on Jeopardy!
Advice for college applicants: Stay organized, and check your email.

Email Joel Hart

 


Ashley Pallie, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions & Director of Recruitment

Ashley Pallie

Territories

States, Territories & Cities: Alaska, Chicago, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands,
California: Claremont
International: Africa, the Caribbean

About Ashley

Hometown: Southern California
College majors: Psychology and Music
Fun fact: I am obsessed with the Marvel Comics Universe, and Avengers: Endgame was the best cinematic experience of my life. I love you, 3000.  
Advice for college applicants: You will get into many colleges. You will be denied from some colleges. Neither decision defines who you are as a person.

Email Ashley Pallie

 


Tina Brooks, Associate Dean of Admissions

Tina Brooks

Territories

States & Cities: Connecticut, Minnesota, New York (Westchester/Long Island), Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
California: Far Northern California, Marin County
Other: Transfer applicants

About Tina

Hometown: Oshkosh, WI
College major: English (emphasis on creative writing)
Fun fact: I was a scene photographer for a volunteer fire department in Ithaca, NY.
Advice for college applicants: If you have the chance to visit colleges, jot down a few notes on the brochure you pick up: What stood out? What were the students like? How much did you like the campus? After a bunch of campus visits, or the passage of time, they will either blur together or you might forget the details. Your notes will trigger memories of each campus.

Email Tina Brooks

 


Michelle Gonzalez, Associate Dean of Admissions

Michelle Gonzalez

Territories

States: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas (Southeast, West Texas & the Rio Grande Valley)
California: Central Coast, San Mateo County

About Michelle

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College major: Spanish
Fun fact: I had a Lego-themed wedding. Yes, I have pictures.
Advice for college applicants: Be yourself! Own your experiences.

Email Michelle Gonzalez

 


Chris Teran, Associate Dean of Admissions

Chris Teran

Territories

States: Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas (North and Central)
California: Contra Costa County

About Chris

Hometown: Bisbee, AZ
College major: Sociology
Fun fact: I have been bitten by nearly every poisonous spider in the U.S.
Advice for college applicants: Keep a journal, and write down the most important things you want in a college.

Email Chris Teran

 


Ryan Bouziane, Assistant Dean of Admissions

Ryan Bouziane

Territories

States: Kansas and Missouri
California: Anaheim, Long Beach, Oakland and Alameda County 
International: China and Pakistan

About Ryan

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
College major: Journalism (minor in Cinematic Arts)
Fun fact: My dog, a mini Australian Shepherd, loves to howl at trains
Advice for college applicants: Take risks, embrace your individuality, and use semicolons.

Email Ryan Bouziane

 


Katrina Bruno, Assistant Dean of Admissions

Katrina Bruno

Territories

States: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
California: Greater Imperial Valley, Riverside County, San Bernardino & San Diego Counties 

About Katrina

Hometown: Miami, FL
College major: Journalism (Sociology minor)
Fun fact: My friends and family find humor in the fact that I have a major fear... of butterflies. 
Advice for college applicants: Check out blogs/newspapers/social media sites to learn more about what students on campus are talking about or care about.

Email Katrina Bruno

 


Tom Campbell, Assistant Dean of Admissions

Tom Campbell

Territories

States & Cities: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington
California: Hollywood & Wilshire

About Tom

Hometown: Springfield, MA
College Major(s): Architectural Studies and History
Fun fact: I half-jokingly tell people that I was born a star (since my birth was filmed for a nursing class).
Advice for college applicants: When completing your application, don’t rush the Activities page! Just as with your personal essay, this is an often-underutilized space where you can showcase your personality, succinct writing skills, and the lessons and/or values you’ve learned from your involvements.

Email Tom Campbell

 


Cris Monroy '14, Assistant Dean of Admissions

Cris Monroy

Territories

States: Nevada
California: Glendale, Napa/Sonoma, Pasadena, Sacramento County, Santa Ana, West Beach, West Los Angeles 
International: Latin America

About Cris

Hometown: South Central Los Angeles
College majors: Psychology and Chicano Studies
Fun fact: I fell in love with hiking after making it to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Advice for college applicants: Start drafting your essays as you finalize your college list. Give yourself ample time to process your thoughts and answer the “why.” Why did you choose your topic? Why is it important to you? What did you learn and/or how did you grow from a particular situation?

Email Cris Monroy

 


 

Carolyn Starks, Assistant Dean of Admissions

Carolyn Starks

Territories

States: Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee
California: San Jose and Santa Clara County 

About Carolyn

Hometown: Auburn, AL
College major: English
Fun fact: Both of my sisters and I won “Best Smile” in high school. 
Advice for college applicants: Enjoy the process. Applying to college can seem daunting and overwhelming but imagining yourself at the different college campuses can be exciting; learning and exploring who you are, what you enjoy and what you might want to do with your life is even more exciting.

Email Carolyn Starks

 


Michael Walden, Assistant Dean of Admissions

Mike Walden

Territories

States: Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio 
California: South Bay

About Michael

Hometown: Oak Park, IL
College major: English Literature and Creative Writing 
Fun fact: I used to be a member of the L.A. Harbor Dragon Boat Team.
Advice for college applicants: Read. Read. Read. Read anything and everything you can get your hands on. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comic books, magazines … Whatever it is, it will add to your knowledge about the world and help to develop your sense of how to communicate your ideas more effectively. The best way to become a better writer is to be a better reader.

Email Michael Walden

 


Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas, Admissions Officer

Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas

Territories

States: Kentucky, New York (Upstate), North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, West Virginia
California: Central Valley, Orange County, Whittier

About Ariana

Hometown:  Chandler, Arizona/San Diego, CA
College major: Sociology
Fun fact: I've lived in three states thrice! Massachusetts (cold), Arizona (hot) and California (pretty nice)
Advice for college applicants: It's not just about the caliber of the college—it's also about the caliber of the people. Think about who you want to be surrounded by, and look at the places where you think you'll find community. Many colleges will provide you with a great network, but you'll take more advantage of that network if you really feel like you're part of the community.

Email Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas

 


Paola Reyes Noriega '17, Admissions Officer

Paola Reyes

Territories

States: Illinois (outside of Chicago), New Jersey
California: Covina & West Covina, East Los Angeles, South & South Central Los Angeles, West San Fernando Valley 

About Paola

Hometown: Hawthorne, CA
College major: Spanish
Fun fact: I'm a dedicated Dodgers fan, but they’ve managed to lose every single game I’ve attended. Maybe I should stop going to so many . . .
Advice for college applicants: Follow that gut feeling you're having! NOT liking an institution after visiting or doing research is just as valid as falling in love with one.

Email Paola Reyes Noriega