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Seth Allen, Vice President & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
California: Santa Barbara & Ventura County
International: Europe, Hong Kong, India, Middle East
Hometown: Boston, MA
College major: Economics (and lots of creative writing)
Favorite spots: Marston Quad at dusk when the lights are on and the sunset is technicolor, and, off campus, my cabin in the North Maine Woods
Hobbies/Activities: Walking the great cities and spots of the world
What’s on your plate and in your cup? Mediterranean fare and my morning coffee
Fun fact: I have an identical twin.
Adam Sapp, Senior Associate Dean & Director of Admissions
States & Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, Northern Mariana Islands, West Virginia
California: East San Fernando Valley, West Beach, West Los Angeles
International: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and all other international areas not otherwise assigned
Hometown: Danville, OH
College major: History
Favorite spot: The History Department Library in Mason Hall
What’s in your cup? Coffee: Venti Bold with room for 2% please
Fun fact: I am a rural kid—I grew up in a very small farm town in the Midwest.
Joel Hart, Associate Dean of Admissions
States & Cities: Alaska, Maryland, New York City
California: San Francisco County
International: Canada, Oceania (Australia/New Zealand)
Hometown: Nashville, TN
College majors: Political Science and Religious Studies
Favorite spots: Skyspace on campus and Sonoma County, CA off campus
Hobbies/Activities: Board and card games
What’s in your cup? Black coffee
Fun fact: I once (and only once) appeared on Jeopardy!
Ashley Pallie, Associate Dean of Admissions
States, Territories & Cities: Chicago, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C.
International: Africa, the Caribbean
Hometown: Southern California
College majors: Psychology and Music
Favorite spots: Anywhere outdoors
Hobbies/Activities: Reading, watching Game of Thrones and traveling
What’s on your plate? Trinidadian food
Fun fact: My 80-pound Labrador retriever/pit bull-mix dog (a labrabull) and 10-pound cat are best friends.
Chris Teran, Associate Dean of Admissions
States: Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas (North and Central)
California: Alameda County, Contra Costa & Sacramento Counties
Hometown: Bisbee, AZ
College major: Sociology
Favorite spots: The Sontag Greek Theatre, and, off campus, the steep hills in north Claremont (good for workouts and the reward of a spectacular view)
Hobbies/Activities: Working on mechanical things like bikes and cars
What’s on your plate and in your cup? Skirt steak fajitas and caramel macchiatos
Fun fact: I have been bitten by nearly every poisonous spider in the U.S.
Tina Brooks, Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions
States: Illinois (outside of Chicago), Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
California: Far Northern California, Marin, Napa/Sonoma, West San Fernando Valley
Hometown: Oshkosh, WI
College major: English
Favorite spots: The Rains Center for yoga classes and the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park off campus
Hobbies/Activities: Walking with friends, reading obituaries and listening to sports on the radio while cooking
What’s on your plate? Dal, spicy eggplant and any kind of fruit
Fun fact: I was a scene photographer for a volunteer fire department in Ithaca, NY.
Michelle Gonzalez, Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions
States: Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas (Southeast, West Texas & the Rio Grande Valley)
California: East Los Angeles, South & South Central Los Angeles
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College major: Spanish
Favorite spots: Frary Dining Hall (great food and the opportunity to catch up with students), Lebus Court and, off campus, Shelton Park in the Village
Hobbies/Activities: Trying new recipes! I also find great joy and peace in doing my nails.
What’s on your plate and in your cup? I love my mom’s cooking, plus sushi, boba and my cold brew.
Fun fact: I had a Lego-themed wedding. Yes, I have pictures.
Katrina Bruno, Assistant Dean of Admissions
States: Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming
California: Covina & West Covina, Greater Imperial Valley, Riverside County, San Bernardino & San Diego Counties
Hometown: Miami, FL
College major: Journalism (Sociology minor)
Favorite spots: On campus, I enjoy the lush, peaceful, tree-lined streets and all our beautiful buildings. Off campus you'll find me at Rhino Records in the Claremont Village digging for unique vinyls.
Hobbies/Activities: Music: listening to it, talking about it and watching it live. I also enjoy road trips through places I have never been before and writing/journaling.
What’s on your plate? Iced coffee and Hawaiian (ham + pineapple) pizza
Fun fact: I've never seen snow fall!
Slade Burns '14, Assistant Dean of Admissions
States: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota
California: Central Coast, San Mateo County, San Jose (city)
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
College major: Environmental Geology (Politics minor)
Favorite spots: Full of Life Village Baker and, on campus, the Mudd/Blaisdell/Gibson courtyard—lots of first-year memories
Hobbies/Activities: Eating, gardening and visiting museums
What’s on your plate? Shawerma plate at Zankou Chicken
Fun fact: Hard boiled eggs are my least favorite food.
Tom Campbell, Assistant Dean of Admissions
States: OR, Seattle metro area
California: Hollywood & Wilshire, Santa Clara County (outside San Jose)
Hometown: Springfield, MA
College Major(s): Architectural Studies and History
Favorite spots: On campus, the architectural enthusiast in me loves the juxtaposition of old and new: Bridges Auditorium and the Studio Art Hall are the best examples of this. Off campus, you can’t go wrong with the wealth of national parks and state parks in Southern California–so many diverse landscapes right in our backyard!
Hobbies/Activities: Lots of earthy crunchy stuff: hiking, biking, indie folk music, discovering new places and stories of overcoming insurmountable odds (my favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption)
What’s on your plate and in your cup? Greek yogurt and coffee and/or kombucha
Fun fact: I half-jokingly tell people that I was born a star (since my birth was filmed for a nursing class).
Michael Walden, Assistant Dean of Admissions
States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio
California: Anaheim, Long Beach, South Bay
International: Latin America
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
College major: English Literature and Creative Writing
Favorite spots: Marston Quad, where I love having lunch on one of the benches beneath the shade of a tree, and Grand Park in downtown L.A.
Hobbies/Activities: Writing, reading, cooking and beating my friends in FIFA
What’s on your plate? I’m a sucker for good Cajun food: fried baby catfish and red beans and rice. My heart leaps up for good macaroni and cheese.
Fun fact: I used to be a member of the L.A. Harbor Dragon Boat Team.
Erica Huerta, Admissions Officer
States: Delaware, North Carolina, New York (upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
California: Central Valley, Orange County, Whittier
Hometown: Compton, CA
College major: History
Favorite spots: A bookstore in the Village and, on campus, the Organic Farm
Hobbies/Activities: Reading, hiking and traveling
What’s on your plate and in your cup? I love Asian cuisine and coffee!
Fun facts: I saw Hamilton on Broadway with the original cast.
Cris Monroy '14, Admissions Officer
States: Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New York (Westchester/Long Island), Utah, Vermont, Washington (outside of Seattle)
California: Glendale, Pasadena, Santa Ana
Hometown: South Central Los Angeles
College majors: Psychology and Chicano Studies
Favorite spots: Skyspace and any soccer field
Hobbies/Activities: Soccer, basketball, hiking and spur-of-the-moment trips to the mall
What’s on your plate and in your cup? Chiles rellenos stuffed with lots of cheese and agua fresca de tamarindo
Fun fact: I fell in love with hiking after making it to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Marilyn White, Interim International Student Advisor
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN for the first 18 years, but Ft Worth, TX the longest
College majors: History and Business Administration
Favorite spots: wherever my grandchildren are and/or Cape Cod
Hobbies: Singing with The Claremont Chorale, reading and needlework
What’s on your plate? Pizza
Fun fact: I can’t seem to retire because I love working with international students.