Financial Aid Staff

Mailing Address: Pomona College, Financial Aid, 333 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711

Fax Number: (909) 607-9842

Office of Financial Aid

Tiffany Mendez
Tiffany Mendez
Director of Financial Aid

Tiffany joined the Pomona College Financial Aid Office in August 2021. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been working in education since 2005 and primarily in higher education for the last 12 years. Prior to joining Pomona College, she served as the Director of Financial Aid at Occidental College and as Associate Director of Financial Aid at Scripps College. Tiffany has a robust student services and enrollment management portfolio and is passionate about financial aid outreach to ensure that all students have a financially viable path toward a college degree. Tiffany is a first-generation college graduate fluent in Spanish and earned her BA, MEd, and EdD from The University of La Verne.

Fun Fact: Tiffany enjoys camping with her family

Uvaldo Calderon
Uvaldo Calderón
Associate Director of Financial Aid

Uvaldo Calderon is an Associate Director of Financial Aid at Pomona College.  Uvaldo received his BA in Economics in 2001 and worked in banking and finance until 2008 when he began working in financial aid.  He has never looked back.  As both a first generation college graduate and proud father of a recent college graduate, Uvaldo especially enjoys helping students and parents understand how financial aid works to make college more affordable.

Jessica Dominguez
Jessica Dominguez
Associate Director of Financial Aid

Jessica Dominguez joined Pomona’s Financial Aid Office in March of 2013.  She is a native of California, and has lived nearby her whole life.  She even attended Sycamore Elementary School here in Claremont, and recalls walking the Claremont Colleges as a child.  Jessica attended Cal Baptist University in Riverside, to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling/Psychology.  Jessica is the first in her family to attend college and values the opportunity Pomona College gives to its students: Making college both affordable and attainable.  Jessica has a passion for Higher Education, and enjoys the opportunity to support students in all aspects of their quest to completing a college degree

Fun Fact: Jessica enjoys spending time with her kids and watching her youngest daughter play volleyball. She also loves sports and is a HUGE Packers/Lakers Fan!

Tanya Garcia
Tanya Garcia
Counselor, Financial Aid

Tanya joined Pomona’s Financial Aid Office in August of 2019.  Tanya brings with her a strong educational background and earned her BA in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and a MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Ohio.  As a first generation graduate, Tanya’s lifelong commitment to her community is to help students and their families realize that higher education is accessible and can be affordable with the right tools, resources, and guidance

Fun Fact: My go-to comfort-binge TV shows are: Friends, New Girl, Greys Anatomy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and GOT.

Daniela Aguilar
Daniela Aguilar
Counselor, Financial Aid

Daniela is a first-generation college graduate from UC San Diego, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While earning her degree, she worked as a high school math tutor and her joy for helping students only grew from there! While Daniela enjoys working with numbers, she really values assisting students to make sure they understand financial aid and making sure they feel supported.

Fun Fact: Daniela enjoys crafting!! She loves doing calligraphy, scrapbooking and recently started playing with wax stamp seals. She is also a huge Dodgers fan.

Jose Cervantes
Jose Cervantes
Counselor, Financial Aid

Jose is a first-generation college graduate from UCLA. He attained his bachelor's degree in Economics and minored in Public Affairs. While earning his degree, he worked in wealth management, investments, and finally strategy consulting. Following his true passions in life Jose pivoted his career to assist students pursue and attain a degree in higher education. Jose values his role as an advocate and a champion for low-income marginalized students. Jose makes sure to provide students with access and an understanding of their financial aid, while fostering an open and caring environment.

Fun Fact: Jose loves the outdoors; he enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring national parks. He enjoys playing billiards, basketball, and baseball. Favorite comfort food: Raspado (Shaved Ice)

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
Technology and Policy Specialist

Robin is an alumna of Pomona College, and received her BA in European History and was just shy of a minor in Philosophy (pro-tip: Academic planning, do it early and often), and later earned her Master of Business Administration from Claremont Graduate University. Robin began working in financial aid as a work-study student, which transformed into a career. Robin is currently leading the implementation to Workday Student for the financial aid office.

Robin grew up on Maui, in the small upcountry town of Kula. She enjoys gardening, baking, reading and going on adventures with her two young sons.

William Min
William Min
Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid

Billy’s first memories of Pomona College take him back to his high school days attending volleyball games with his cousins at Rains Center, watching a Harry Blackstone Jr. Magic show at Big Bridges and getting kicked out for playing basketball at the Old Ducey Gym because he wasn’t a valid student. He graduated from Biola University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and after working at another college as a financial aid counselor for two years, Billy came to Pomona College in February 2017 as an Administrative Assistant.

Fun Fact: Enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and aussiedoodle Kona, watching his beloved Lakers and helping out his parents’ market which they have owned in the city of Chino for 40+ years.