Rohan 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.
While Ben's major usually produces blank stares from his audience, the gist is that he's into sustainability and regularly works with the Sustainability Office and the Presidential Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS). He also writes for the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy and collaborates with ASPC, Pomona's student government. Finally, he loves to sing with his favorite a cappella group on campus: ASS. You probably wouldn’t be able to find Ben when he's not working (he’s sleeping), but if you’re strategic you might catch him getting coffee at Café 47.
Riya 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.
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!'
Look for a sunny spot or some big trees, and you'll probably find Willa humming to herself somewhere nearby, thriving in the non-Chicago weather. When she's not stuck in the Thatcher practice rooms, you can find Willa snacking on oranges from trees around campus, working as a choir manager for the Pomona College Choir, rehearsing with her a cappella group (The Claremont Shades), distracting her friends during study sessions, or making puns off of her own name because, after all, where there's a Willa there's a way!
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.
When she’s not blasting Olivia Rodrigo, Post Malone, or Lauv in her room, Emily is probably out on the Quad asking every local resident if she can pet their dog. As a proud Chicagoan, she’s lost her cold tolerance, so she’s always outside soaking up the SoCal sun while she studies. Aside from her love of dogs and the outdoors, Emily also plays for the Pomona Pitzer Varsity Women’s Golf Team and is a part of Project Sunshine, The Korean Students Association, MedLife, Sunshine Hub, and volunteers at a local pet rescue. Her favorite things to do in her free time are going shopping and hunting down the best boba places in Claremont.
If you are not interested in rocks or ice cream, Dede 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!
Although Ben looked forward to escaping the typhoons of his hometown, Shanghai, he now savors the occasional drizzle in otherwise sunny SoCal. He studied Chinese at Fudan University over his gap year and is exploring the language’s cultural context through the Asian Studies minor, using Pomona’s language requirement to ensure he doesn’t forget it all! Outside the classroom, Ben can be found practicing with the Pomona-Pitzer soccer team, listening to EDM during study sessions at Estella Laboratory, or taking the Metrolink into L.A. with friends.
When asked whether Ethan 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.
When Riaan is not tour guiding around campus, you can find him daydreaming about his next skiing adventure (or more likely his next skiing injury), reading some of his favorite classical Indian literature on Marston Quad, or writing for the Claremont Journal for International Relations. Coming from a small town in rural New Jersey, Riaan enjoys getting off campus to explore L.A.'s arts, music, and dining scenes, and, of course, its picturesque beaches as well. Clearly he's a fan of the SoCal weather! On campus, he splits his time between getting to know his professors better outside of the classroom and searching for Pomona's best study spot.
Interested in many things and enthusiastic about all of them, Eliza 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.
Jordan transferred to Pomona from down South after his first year of college. Outside of tour guiding, he is part of Pomona Mock Trial, 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 new song “Clean” (available on all music platforms).
Singing in the shower is relaxing until you get soap in your eye—then it turns into a soap opera. Other than sharing stolen dad jokes, Eleni likes taking long walks and watching nonsensical movies (does Twilight count as one?). On campus, she can be spotted at the back of the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company's performances, heard arguing with her MUN teammates, or talking about the middle-schoolers she met through teaching for the 5C Science Bus initiative.
A Frary mocha enthusiast, Walker Beach-goer, and Coop Fountain frequenter, Anna can be found all over Pomona's campus! While deathly afraid of the Claremont squirrels, she loves spending time outside, going to the beach, and admiring the San Gabriel Mountains. Originally Swedish, Anna was raised in Hong Kong. As a history major, she enjoys the opportunity to explore different disciplines to better make sense of the world. Chirp chirp!
Elisabeth spends most of her time outdoors: whether it be studying on Marston Quad, hiking in the mountains with friends, or going for a run around the Village, she makes the most out of the sunny California weather that she misses while at home in Estonia. When Elisabeth is not guiding, she is working at the Benton Museum of Art, running in a frisbee practice, playing the harp, or posed in a downward-facing dog.
Colin wears his short-shorts proudly and his facial hair ironically. This peach-fuzz-sporting sophomore is a Pacific Northwesterner at heart but has also lived in Atlanta for five years. On campus he enjoys competing with the Mock Trial team and playing Spikeball on Marston Quad with friends. He can also be found searching for new places to read or study on campus and has proudly perfected the Frary dining hall latté.
A fan of any comedy show she can find, Charlotte splits her time between the computer science department, the psychological science department, and various crafts spaces 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).
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cade loves everything Pomona has to offer. He is passionate about public health and scientific research, and he 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 mentor for the Queer Resource Center. On the weekends you can find him at the beach, hiking in the nearby mountains, or finding the best coffee shops in Southern California.
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 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.
Gabe is a frequent recipient of glares for failing to whisper in the Honnold/Mudd Library. As a result, he's more often found studying along the Organic Farm's quiet trails or in the shady nooks of Marston Quad. He's a slightly-better-than-mediocre saxophone player and enjoys tutoring young musicians with the Pomona Valley Music Mentors. When he's not struggling through a philosophy reading, he's also involved in the Sunrise Movement and tutors Italian.
Honor 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 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.
Hunter spent most of his formative years in the heat of Austin, TX, so an escape to beautiful Southern California was a dream come true. He is heavily involved in athletics at Pomona, participating in both Pomona-Pitzer soccer (as an outside back) and Pomona-Pitzer track & field (as a 800/1500 runner). In addition to being a tour guide, Hunter is a part of the Science Bus, a 5C-wide program to teach a vast array of scientific topics at low-income elementary schools. When he is procrastinating doing work for the intense pre-med track, you can find him hanging around a pool table, going on a Target run, or beating some chumps in Mario Kart 8.
Being from the frozen tundra, Claire 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).
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Angel is ecstatic to be able to bring her Canadian mannerisms to SoCal. Despite struggling to translate Fahrenheit to Celsius and finding out that she apparently says "sorry" a little too much, Angel is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to attend Pomona and loves this place with all her heart. She loves spending all her Flex Dollars on curly fries and chicken tenders while studying or chatting with friends in the Coop Fountain. On campus, she can be found organizing events for Pomona Events Committee (PEC), participating in Pomona College Model United Nations (PCMUN), and planning the next escape room outing with her International Student Mentor Program (ISMP) group.
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