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Connect with a Student

Let’s face it: Pomona students have the best handle on what academics, social life and opportunities are like at Pomona. They’ve studied abroad, conducted research with faculty, gained funding for internships, registered for classes, competed in conference finals, served as peer tutors, sampled seven dining halls and made lifelong friends. Wouldn’t you want to ask them questions? Our student interns work alongside us during the academic year, helping us connect with prospective students and families. Feel welcome to email them questions, register for a one-on-one chat with them or attend one of the events they host.

Student Interns

Gabe Abdellatif ’21

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major: Politics

Campus Activities: President of Pomona College Mock Trial; Student Representative on Pomona College Board of Trustees, and Intern for Office of Admissions

How I’m coping nowadays: Baking, reading my tarot cards, & annoying my parents


Oluyemisi Bolonduro ’23

Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Major: Africana Studies

Campus ActivitiesPomona Pitzer Track & Field; Culture, Race, and Brain Lab (C.R.A.B. Lab); tour guiding;  Claremont Christian Fellowship (CCF); Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA); and Claremont Challah

How I’m coping nowadays: Animal Crossing, Avatar, Naruto, photography


Deanna Han ’23

Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Major/MinorPublic Policy Analysis with Economics Concentration, Politics (minor)

Campus Activities: Tutor for Upward Bound (program for traditionally underrepresented high school students), piano lessons

How I’m coping nowadays: Re-watching Marvel movies, baking … a LOT of baking, finding new online games to play with friends (highly recommend skribbl.io)


Selena Lopez ’22

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Major/MinorInternational Relations, Spanish (minor)

Campus ActivitiesFirst Gen, Low Income (FLI) Scholars Co-President, Draper Center Coordinator, CCBDC (Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company) when on campus

How I’m coping nowadays: Cooking & baking, paint-by-numbers, trying to learn a new language, and constantly redecorating my room


Chloe Mandel ’23

Hometown: Wilton, CT

Major: Undecided–potentially International Relations or Public Policy Analysis (PPA) with a Politics concentration

Campus Activities: The Student Life (TSL) student newspaper, tour guide, web assistant for Pomona's Communications Office

How I’m coping nowadays: Spending time outside, finding new recipes, keeping in touch with my friends online and through letters, enjoying quality time with my family and my dog, Ziggy


Brandon Tran ’21

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA

Major: Mathematics

Campus Activities: Admissions Intern, CDO (Career Development Office) Peer Mentor, Department of Mathematics Mentor/TA, (free!) piano lessons

How I’m coping nowadays: spending the semester with my closest friends in Seattle! Also, running