Rohan (he/him) loves throwbacks; If you hear some Rihanna playing on campus somewhere, Rohan is definitely there. Outside of tour guiding, Rohan helps organize events on campus through Pomona's Events Committee (PEC) and makes homemade kombucha with his friends. When he's not on campus, Rohan is on a beach tanning, at a concert vibing, or enjoying some great food in K-town.
Abdul (he/him) can probably be found in his dorm room playing VR, working on a puzzle, or blasting Beyoncé, J Cole, and everything in between. Outside of tour guiding, he is involved with BBICS (Black and Brown in CS), the 5C club basketball team, and Jumpstart (a 5C volunteer program at local preschools in low-income neighborhoods). His favorite things about Southern California are the palm trees, warm sun, and the people!
When she isn’t searching through menus to find the best dining hall to visit, Aubrey (she/her) can be found talking about political theory in the basement of Carnegie. On campus, she's involved in Sustained Dialogue and is a Politics Department Liaison and an Orientation Team Leader. Aubrey has had a RAISE grant (Remote Alternative Independent Summer Experience) and a PCIP (Pomona College Internship Program), which enabled her to do her own research and intern in Congress.
Mohsin (he/him) is having an amazing, lifetime experience at Pomona—his first time in the United States. He has been part of FLI Scholars (First-Generation and/or Low-Income) and Pomona Scholar of Math (PSM) on campus, which have allowed him to understand his identity and interests, especially as an international student in the States. Other than math classes, he loves creative writing and poetry. He’s very passionate about movies and loves to discuss films with anyone. In his free time, he reads a lot of philosophy, particularly epistemology and metaphysics. He loves rock climbing and making the hard daily decision: which of the 7 dining halls to eat at every day.
When not in class or carefully selecting the best study spot for his current mental state, Griffin (he/him) can be found eating and having spirited discussions with friends (even if the topic doesn’t merit such discussion). He splits his remaining time between making his weekly radio show on KSPC, playing for the Braineaters (the 5C men’s club ultimate frisbee team), and serving on the ASPC Wellness Committee.
If you are not interested in rocks or ice cream, Dede (she/her) might not be the tour guide for you. Ask her about her favorite Bert and Rocky's (ice cream) flavors at your own risk (her answers might end up taking the whole tour). Dede enjoys the consistent warm, sunny weather of SoCal but misses the excitement of Oklahoma tornados. The liaison for the Geology Department, she spends a lot of time organizing events and working with the faculty to support the geology students. She is currently mentoring the introductory Environmental Geology course as well as working for the Sustainability Office on campus. Although she co-owns a corn snake with her best friend, she still misses her dogs at home!
Peter (he/him) lists his favorite subjects as history, politics, and philosophy. Outside of the classroom, Peter can be found perfecting his ollie, working out with the club lacrosse team, or working as an Overland intern.
In addition to your guiding, Haidee (she/they) plays for the 5C ultimate frisbee team, writes for the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, and is a Phys/Astro department liaison. Her interests in sustainability have also led her to do work with Pomona's Sustainability Office, the Environmental Analysis department, and local affordable housing groups. Ask Haidee about camping trips, the best fruit trees on campus, or how to use Pomona's telescope to see Jupiter's moons!
When asked whether Ethan (he/him) had the personality of a dog or a cat, his friends answered, “some weird combination of the two.” An avid enthusiast of post-punk music and Irish folksongs, Ethan enjoys cooking, video games, and wasting his money on building keyboards. When he’s not translating Ancient Greek and Latin and solving physics problems, Ethan sings in the Pomona College Choir, dabbles in music production, and hangs at the beach with his friends.
You can find Rosie (she/her) running back and forth between Seaver Theatre, Carnegie, and Pendleton Dance studio, as she is constantly busy doing all the things she loves. When not tour guiding, she can be found acting, mentoring for macroeconomics, directing, going to Hillel, and more! She also loves walking in the sunshine, and will often purposefully take the long route to get more steps in. If you want someone who has a song to randomly burst into no matter what the conversation topic, or someone who will always be at Frank Sunday Brunch, it's Rosie. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of Spotlight Musical Theatre, the 5C’s only student musical theatre company.
Major/Minor: Politics, Spanish & Asian Studies (minors)
Coming off of two gap years, one in Ecuador and the other in federal politics, Danny (he/him) works in the Writing Center and is a Head Tour Guide and a Senior Interviewer for the admissions office. In a volunteer capacity, he built up the J Street U chapter on campus and leads the Claremont Challah for Hunger chapter, working closely with the dining staff and bakers to bake 120+ loaves a week. He loves discussing the best meals on campus and misses the grapes in Frary.
Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, Austin TX
Majors: Computer Science & Economics
As a native Texan, Bay Area resident, and child of two immigrants, Nirali (she/her) loves nothing more than sharing her love of Pomona and the experiences available with anyone who will listen. Outside of spending exorbitant amounts of time on Marston Quad or avoiding homework by giving tours, Nirali is the Student Body President, plays club basketball, and mentors for the Computer Science department. She also enjoys chatting about shared student governance on college campuses, the intersection of finance and technology, and all things food—specifically tacos.
When she isn’t giving tours, Evangeline (she/her) loves looking in-depth at intersectional issues such as social injustice, economic/educational inequity, and systems of oppression. Although she spends a lot if time working on econ problem sets, she can also be found tossing a disc with one of her ultimate frisbee teammates, working on behalf of the FLI (First-Generation and/or Low-Income) student community at Pomona, heading to Ding Tea Ontario for Golden Boba, troubleshooting in Photoshop, or taking her pup Mochi for a walk.
Lily (she/her) believes if you want to do something quirky, don't hold back. She's excited to be choreographing this semester, working with Pomona Partners at the Draper Center for Community Partnerships, and Claremont Challah (for Hunger).
North Chicago Community High School, North Chicago IL
When he is not tour guiding, catch Jeremias (he/him) studying at the Coop Fountain/Smith Campus Center area, putting on events with the rest of the Executive Board of Latinx Alliance, walking around listening to hours and hours of music, or hanging out with friends in his North Campus dorm.
Matthew (he/him) is involved with a variety of affinity groups, from CLSA (Chicano Latino Student Affairs), to AAMP (Asian American Mentor Program) and Kasama (the Claremont Colleges Filipinx American Society). He still finds time for the Pomona College Mock Trial Team, and he works as a mentor for first-year students.
Interested in many things and enthusiastic about all of them, Eliza (she/her) tends to get involved in as many departments and extracurriculars as she can. When not in class or giving tours, you can find Eliza in a cappella rehearsal, leading a linguistics mentor session, doing math research, mentoring middle school students through Weekly Writing Workshop, or eating at Frank dining hall. A New Yorker still adjusting to SoCal heat, Eliza likes to hang in the shade on Marston quad or behind Estella laboratory with friends. Eliza is an Admissions Ambassador.
Westtown School, West Chester, PA (home is Martin, TN)
Raised in rural West Tennessee, Tray attended boarding school outside of Philadelphia. On campus, Tray is involved in groups such as The Green Room (a 5C theatre group) and That Saturday Club (a club that offers party alternatives on Saturday nights). As a sponsor in Mudd 1Back, Tray helps first-years transition to college. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, singing and dancing, and taking advantage of the beautiful SoCal weather.
Born and raised just north of Seattle, Deanna (she/her) loves living her life in southern California with no sign of cloudy or rainy days. She also uses Pomona’s free private music lessons to stay in touch with her past life as a pianist. Deanna is also involved in Pomona's student government (ASPC). Outside of class, you may find Deanna studying in the Smith Campus Center (SCC) living room, doing research as a politics research assistant, saying "hi" to random people, or spending her nights in a friend’s room. She will always find it funny that some people use an umbrella when it drizzles.
Major: Africana Studies (possible minor in Biology)
Kiya (she/her) is a Questbridge Match Scholar and is involved in various activities on campus including Project Sunshine, Pomona Science Scholars, Pomona Black Student Union (BSU), and Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA). An Admissions Ambassador and Pre-Health Liaison, Kiya also works as a Coopster at the Coop Fountain Café. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching baking competitions and home renovation shows. In the future, she plans on pursuing an MD to become a neonatologist or an OBGYN and using her Africana Studies background to service marginalized communities.
Emma (she/her) can usually be found biking around campus or chilling in her dorm room with friends and a good rom-com. When she's not guiding, she's busy with the Claremont Colleges Emergency Medical Services club, the varsity softball team, working in the athletic training room, or making a late night trip to Cane's or 21 Choices.
West Windsor Plainsboro High School, West Windsor, NJ
Major/Minor: Public Policy Analysis (PPA), Computer Science (minor)
Jordan (he/him) transferred to Pomona from down South after his first year of college. Outside of tour guiding, he is part of Pomona Mock Trial, and the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he works at the Writing Center. While walking to class, Jordan is probably listening to SZA or Maude Latour and encourages you to stream Maude’s “Clean” (available on all music platforms)
Although Annika (she/her) loves her hometown, she is more than happy to trade in the rain for sunny days and palm trees. Annika is on the board of directors for Spotlight Musical Theatre Company and is involved in Orientation Team, Pomona College Choir, and the Glee Club. She loves composing, performing, and using her punch card for Bert and Rocky’s Ice Cream. Annika is determined to create a 5C-wide “Just Dance” movement.
While still formally undecided, Jude (he/him) is strongly leaning towards history as his intended major. You can usually find him procrastinating in the Mason (history department) library or blasting some guitar through the dorms. Jude loves the beach and the mountains, surfing and skiing whenever possible.
Alexej (he/him) is usually found sauntering around campus listening to the r&b or hip hop that gets him through the day. He might be going to a philosophy class or simply to Marston Quad to write poetry. In addition to being a tour guide and admissions ambassador, he greatly enjoys staying involved in student events on campus and working with non-profits in the local community. Don’t shame him, but his Washingtonian self occasionally wishes for some rain showers when his short attention span gets too used to basking in the Southern California sunshine.
Growing up in Salt Lake City, Jacinda (she/her) is a big fan of the outdoors and can often be found ~touching some grass~ on Marston Quad. She enjoys working out (she was a rower in high school!), playing chess, and listening to music while she walks. During remote learning, Jacinda (re)learned & grew within the practice of mutual aid as a volunteer, artist, and organizer. She is interested in pursuing public health. On campus, aside from working as an Admissions Ambassador, she is an AAMP mentor (Asian/Asian-American Mentor Program), and is actively working on conveying her excitement to see you through her mask!
Selena (she/her), who is most likely zooming on her scooter as you read this, is entering her last year at Pomona College, studying International Relations and Spanish. Filled with joy at being back on campus, she’s excited to get back into the work of the Draper Center for Community Partnerships and The Student Life (the 5C student newspaper), and to enjoy on-campus treats like Milk and Honey and cinnamon sugar challah. When she’s not in the Admissions Office, you can find her playing board games with her friends.
United World College of South East Asia, Singapore
Prior to joining Pomona, Lukas (he/him) took time away from academia to serve as an Infantry Sergeant in the Singapore Military for two years and swim for the Singapore national team full-time for a year. Outside of touring, Lukas is a NCAA National Swimming Champion, Runner Up, 13-time All-American, 19-time SCIAC Champion and record-holder. A captain on the Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive Team this season, Lukas also engages in computer science research, and is a web assistant/developer and social media contributor for the College. If he does have free time, he enjoys snow hikes on Mt. Baldy, or heading with friends to Laguna Beach for the clear waters. Is usually spotted on campus zooming by on his electric skateboard.
Though this Minneapolis native will tease her friends about how "California weather makes you spoiled," Sam (she/her) can often be found enjoying the sunny weekends outside as an Outdoor Education Center staff member or On The Loose trip leader. Sam also participates in Pomona Model UN, Pomona Consulting Group, Pomona College Internship Program, and various intramural sports. Her favorite research project is on which 5C dining hall has the best hot chocolate, so be sure to ask on the tour!
Majors: Computer Science and Psychological Science
A fan of any comedy show she can find, Charlotte (she/her) splits her time between the computer science department, the psychology department, and various crafts and outdoor adventures. When she isn’t on a trip, she’s planning her next one, and you can rely on her to guide you to all the beautiful vistas of Southern California (feel free to ask for her detailed itinerary spreadsheets).
Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, Hanoi, Vietnam
Major: Computer Science & Math
Besides giving tours, Phuong’s (she/her) favorite activities are enjoying the beautiful California sunshine outside the Coop Fountain, curling up in the cozy living room inside Smith Campus Center and hanging out with her friends at Skyspace. She has also worked as a Resident Advisor for two years and mentored several Math and Computer Science classes. When she is not studying, she can be found practicing hand lettering with her fancy brush pens or lying on Marston Quad reading her favorite books. She loves her college experience and can’t wait to show you how amazing Pomona is. And feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions about Pomona!
Major: Public Policy Analysis (PPA) with a Biology concentration
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cade (he/him) loves everything Pomona has to offer. He is passionate about public health and health policy and plans to attend medical school in the future. When he is not giving tours, he is a liaison for the Public Policy Analysis department and a member of the Pomona Mock Trial team. He also participates in research in the chemistry department. On the weekends you can find him at the beach or hiking in the nearby mountains.
Interested in how media can create social change, Kendall (they/them) watches Netflix and scrolls Instagram for their digital media studies homework (and may or may not be writing a television pilot). Originally from North Carolina, Kendall is excited to be so close to LA and can often be found being creative in the Hive, memorizing lines in Seaver Theater, or running Upstanding Womxn- the 5C’s only stand-up comedy club for femmes, thems, and trans people. Kendall also currently manages the theater and dance department’s social media—follow @5cperformingarts on Instagram to learn about our program!
As a true liberal arts student, Nelia can be found conducting research in Professor Johal's chemistry lab, mentoring for macroeconomics in Carnegie, and debating foreign policy over lunch in Frary. But if you can't find her in any of those places, Nelia is likely in the pool playing water polo or exploring local coffee shops. Coming from Chile, she loves that her new home in Claremont is also close to the mountains!!
Despite enjoying the sunny days in Claremont, Linda (she/her) misses the gray skies and rainy days of South Seattle. She prides herself on her 48-hour Spotify playlists and jibbit-filled crocs. Outside of tour guiding, she is part of student government (ASPC), 5C Ski & Snowboard club, First-Generation Low-Income (FLI Scholars) mentoring, and she interns for the Benton art museum on campus. In her free time, she can be found skateboarding around campus or throwing a frisbee on Walker Beach.
High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Majors: Africana Studies & Economics
Coming from the fast pace of NYC, Andriw (he/him) enjoys slowing things down and taking long naps under the sun on Walker Beach. Being a First-Generation/Low-Income (FLI) Mentor and President of the LatinX Alliance fills Andriw’s day with interacting with students and conjuring ideas to bring together these intersectional identities. He spends a lot of his spare time leading the 5C men's club volleyball team and practicing tennis to better his game. When he’s taking a break to relax from campus duties, you can find him challenging his friends to a competitive game of Mario Kart or enjoying the view from his Clark V balcony.
Major: Public Policy Analysis (PPA) with a concentration in Politics (possible minor or double major in Computer Science)
When not neck deep in a Netflix binge, Brisa (she/her) can be found studying for her German class and reading up on the latest news of her home state. She also can be spotted walking around campus listening to old Spanish ballads and avoiding the mischievous squirrels on Marston Quad. An Admissions Ambassador, Brisa is involved with the First-Gen Low Income group FLI Scholars, the Chicanx/Latinx Student Association, Pomona’s Latinx Alliance, and the Draper Center. Her favorite thing about Southern California is the weather and the amazing scenery nearby!
Kari (she/her) finds any temperature below 65 degrees cold (so Southern California is perfect!). She enjoys getting off campus to go to concerts, art museums, or just simple Trader Joe’s runs. When she’s not giving tours, she’s working as a Research Assistant in the Politics Department, going on trips with Pomona College Model UN, or taking full advantage of Frary’s new extended hours.
Riya (she/her) can usually be found laying out on Walker Beach with her bike (occasionally doing work). As a native Oregonian, she loves taking advantage of the Southern Californian sun by leading outdoor trips with On the Loose and maximizing the number of beach days each semester. Outside tour guiding she researches with the neuroscience department, is a sponsor for the first-years, perfects Spotify playlists, and does a lot of sudoku.
Honor (she/her) is originally from London and hopes to move to Paris one day to practice her French. She loves taking trips into L.A., hosting movie nights, and wants to try every restaurant in Claremont. When she’s not in class or giving tours she also teaches yoga.
Born and raised in Hawai’i, Siena (she/her) is partial to tropical weather, but she still loves seeing the snow on Mt. Baldy every winter. Siena enjoys having easy access to nearby concerts, painting at sunset on Walker Beach, and talking about her goddess-son (her best friends' pet snake). Being a tour guide is her third job, as Siena also works for the Sustainability Office and is an associate news editor at the consortium-wide newspaper —TSL (The Student Life). She loves Maude Latour, thrift shopping, and searching for pointlessly tiny items to decorate her room.
Straight out of a small city in west Texas, Britney (she/her) loves watching way too many lifestyle videos on YouTube, traveling, and learning as much as possible. When she’s not touring, she’s crashing friends’ rooms, eating too many cookies with ice cream, or walking aimlessly around campus.
Liliana (she/her) loves to be seen falling off of her Penny board in front of any busy spot on campus during lunch hour. Besides being a klutz on wheels, she can be seen pretending to work on problem sets at Frary breakfasts or throwing a frisbee with her Ultimate teammates. Her busy weeks consist of holing up in her research lab, working for the Sustainability Office, and helping manage this lovely group of tour guides. In the spirit of her hometown, she always has to exit with a 'Go Gators!'
Being from the frozen tundra, Claire (she/her) really enjoys the sunny California weather! Between ballroom dancing, organizing Pomona blood drives, economics research, and technical theatre for both the Pomona Theatre Department and The Green Room, she has a variety of interests both inside and outside of the classroom. In her (limited) spare time, Claire loves attending Snack, devouring fantasy/adventure novels, and testing out the chocolate milk at all the dining halls (spoiler: Pomona's is the best).
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