Meet the Star47 Student Calling Program Team
Star47 students love talking with alumni and parents about what's happening on campus, learning about Pomona experiences and history, and sharing ways to support current students. Here's a chance to get to know them a little better!
Anais ’20 is a developing director in the Pomona College Theatre Department. She is incredibly grateful that her Pomona journey has led her to conduct theatrical research in Bogota, Colombia, and study acting in London, UK. Anais is a proud scholar of the Posse Chicago Cohort and credits being a First-Year Sponsor as one of her favorite memories. Thank you to all the alumni and parents who share their stories with us at Star47 and make Pomona an accessible place to call home. Chirp chirp!
Cecelia ’20 is double majoring in Math and Computer Science. In her spare time, she loves to take advantage of Pomona’s beautiful location and spend time outside. She’s been working for Star47 since her first year and really enjoys getting to connect with alumni and hear about their time at Pomona.
David ’19 is a computer science major who came to Pomona all the way from Newark, New Jersey. He is a baker for Challah for Hunger, a student group which fundraises to provide food for those in need. David loves to de-stress by playing soccer every week with friends and traveling on the weekends to play with the club soccer team Claremont F.C.
Diana ’19 is a Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major with a concentration in Politics and potential double major in Chicanx, Latinx Studies. She is a Head Mentor for the undocumented/ DACA program on campus (IDEAS). Diana is also Co-President for Latinx Alliance and a committee member for FLI's (formerly Questbridge) Community Building Committee. She thrives to be a lawyer someday and is currently interning at Bet Tzedek, a pro-bono law firm in LA. Diana is always on the lookout for internships that involve law.
Ethen ’19 studies chemistry and engineering. He loves exploring California, from the outdoors to the lively culture all around. He has lived in three countries and six states but calls Raleigh, NC home. Ethen spends his time in Claremont as a tour guide, research assistant, middle school science teacher with Science Bus, and a Table Manners organizer with Pomona Events Committee. He is also a Multi-Ethnic Racial Group Experience (MERGE) mentor and a member of Giri Kusuma, Pomona College's Balinese gamelan ensemble.
Jose ’20 is double majoring in History and Politics with a concentration in International Politics. He is a board member of the Latinx Alliance, an affinity group for Latinx identifying Pomona students. He is also a resident advisor for the first floor of Lyon. Jose´ has been calling for Star47 since fall of 2017. He enjoys talking with alumni because he likes to hear their stories. He wants to pursue a career in policy after graduate school.
Lily ’21 is a New Yorker leaning towards majoring in Math, although she is still not sure. She is currently a sponsor in Blaisdell 2 Front, and is one of the rare few who actually enjoys ice breakers. Lily has experience with dance (ballet, modern, tap and choreography) and the visual arts (water color, acrylics and printing). She has worked at Star47 since her first semester at Pomona and cannot imagine a better job!
Love ’20 is a Posse STEM Scholar and ACS Scholar who is interested in neuroscience and chemistry. She is a Student Liaison for the Chemistry department and works as a Partner for introductory chemistry and biology courses at the Quantitative Skills Center. Love enjoys playing her ukulele, exercising, and walking her adorable "chug" puppy in her free time. She has been involved with Star47 since her first semester at Pomona and loves to engage with alumni from all backgrounds.
Abdullah ’19, an international student from Pakistan, is a media studies major with a concentration in film. He enjoys watching and making films, and dreams of being a filmmaker one day. Abdullah is a beloved sponsor in Harwood and has enjoyed helping his sponsees grow and adjust to college life. In his spare time, he can be found enjoying the Hamilton soundtrack or the music of Bruce Springsteen. Or he could be listening to sad music while he stares out a window. When not pretending to be sad, Abdullah is binge-watching Netflix or hanging out with his friends. He’s excited to continue calling with Star47 and connecting with alumni and parents across the country.
Anabel ’21 is leaning towards a Computer Science major and a minor in Music. She is a member of the Acapella group, The Claremont Shades, and a D.J. at the KSPC radio station. Anabel’s hobbies are listening to music that touches her soul and binge-watching Black Mirror episodes that cause her to evaluate the whole human society.
Bayo ’20 is majoring in Economics. He is a member of B.L.O.C (Building Leaders on Campus) and Pomona Partners. He is also a sponsor in Harwood 1 West. He has been calling for four semesters and loves hearing about Pomona’s past from older alums. In his spare time, he loves reading, crime television, and listening to music.
Bryce ’21 is a prospective Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major from Boise, ID. He currently writes for the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, leads trips for On the Loose (the outdoors club of The Claremont Colleges), and acts as a philosophy department student liaison. He can be found hanging around Skyspace or napping on Marston Quad most days, and he never misses brunch at Frank Dining Hall.
Desireé ’20 is planning to major in mathematics. She is a part of the Pomona QuestBridge chapter and is actively involved in the OBSA (Office of Black Student Affairs). She is also a member of the Pomona Scholars of Math. When not on campus, Desireé enjoys traveling to new places and trying new foods.
Edinam ’20 is a digital media studies major and a psychology minor who loves all things video games, Twitter and music. Hailing from Miramar Florida, when not working at the Seaver Theater Box Office or the Dean of Students Office, Edinam can be found enjoying the beautiful weather of Southern California while indulging in endless watching of cooking shows. Edinam hopes to one day secure a job working as a social media manager for Spotify or Apple Music in New York City.
Elli ’22 hails from Greece. The cultural differences between her hometown and Claremont spark her interest to meet new people from all around the world and grow a better understanding of distinct cultures. She intends to pursue a degree in Public Policy Analysis, but she enjoys taking classes on numerous subjects, such as Spanish literature. She is keen on debating, enjoying arguing about everything. Her interests include literature, theatre, and art. On campus, she is a member of the Pomona Events Committee, and in particular in the Annual Subcommittee, and the Debate Union. Elli loves talking about Pomona, and everything tantamount to her dream college.
Georgia ’21 is planning on double majoring in Computer Science and Media Studies. She has been a part of Star47 since fall 2017. Georgia loves traveling and exploring California while finding good food places. Born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, she loves Bulgarian yogurt and everything yogurt related. Georgia is super excited for the few years to come and about talking to alumni about their time in Pomona College and after graduation.
Giacomo '21 is an international student from Italy. He lives in a town called Lariano, a few minutes away from the lesser-known city of Rome. Giacomo has always had a passion for international politics, and so he is majoring in International Relations and Economics. When he moved to Armenia to finish high school, he got passionate about Post-Soviet politics and culture, and decided he wants to pursue a career in diplomacy with a focus on this geographical area. In his spare time, Giacomo loves watching Italian soccer, playing tennis, and listening to podcasts.
Kamil ’20 is double majoring in International Relations and Russian/Eastern European Studies. He is the director of 5C Democratic and writes for the Claremont Law and Public Policy Journal. Kamil is also a tour guide and a sponsor. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, and collecting records, his favorite being a Japanese bootleg of David Byrnes’s Feeling.
Kano ’22 is a prospective Linguistics major from Houston, Texas and is still amazed by how nice California weather is. She enjoys large, spontaneous art projects, cooking for crowds of people, adding more languages to the already extensive list of languages she wants to learn, and cats in general. Though new to the Pomona community, she is excited to hear about alumni experiences and the things the college has to offer!
Michaela ’21 is leaning towards a Politics major and a Philosophy minor. She is a member of the Pomona Student Union and Pomona's Judicial Board. Back home in Connecticut, her favorite moments are spent on the water where she enjoys swimming and water skiing. She loves documentaries and podcasts, especially if they are about the justice system, and she hopes to pursue a law degree after graduating.
Miguel ‘20 is a Public Policy Analysis-Economics major from Burbank, CA. He loves to spend time studying on Marston Quad and exploring Downtown Los Angeles. Miguel spent the fall semester studying and working in Washington, D.C., and hopes to return after graduation. He enjoys spending his free time planning events with the Pomona Events Committee, advocating for students with ASPC, and catching up with his sponsor group!
Nicah ’21 is currently planning on majoring in Biology. She has been a part of the Star47 family since the fall of her first year. She’s excited to get even closer with her team and to meet and get to know alumni. In her free time, Nicah loves to make books and journal. Chirp, Chirp!
Noah ’21 came to Pomona from the northern tip of France, where he lived most of his life, but he spends all of his summers in the Deep South, in Alabama, where his American family lives. This true French-American spends his free time goofing around with Pomona's historic improv team Without a Box, grandstanding at Model UN conferences, and discussing political philosophy with his friends in Harwood Lounge at 2 am on a weeknight. He's thinking of majoring in Public Policy Analysis but is keeping his mind open to majoring in theatre or even maybe maths—who knows! Oh, and did he mention that he exercises weekly on Marston Quad? Catch him there every Friday afternoon when he's playing playground games.
Paty ’21 is a Public Policy Analysis major leaning towards a concentration in Economics or Environmental Analysis. She is proud to call Chicago, IL her home and is a total foodie because of all the diverse, delicious food choices her city has to offer! At Pomona, she is a First Generation/Low-Income Scholars mentor, a program manager for the Community Home Energy Retrofit project, and works as a Coop Fountain Manager.
Ros ’19 is majoring in Religious Studies with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies. In the past, she has been involved in improv comedy, the student newspaper, and theatre productions on campus. Ros aspires to one day own a friendly black lab named Marcel. She’s excited to be a part of the Star47 team!
Samuel ’21 is a Public Policy Analysis major with a potential concentration in either Anthropology, Psychology, or Asian American Studies. He grew up in Queens, New York City, and most recently transferred to Pomona from Haverford College. In his first year at Pomona, Sam hopes to explore all the different experiences that Claremont and LA have to offer! In his free time, he plays board games, drinks Thai iced tea, or frequents the many museums his home city has to offer (the Whitney being his favorite!).
Valery ’20 is an international student from Nairobi, Kenya majoring in History and minoring in Africana Studies. She enjoys building communities, networking, watching Netflix and obsessing over African topics. While at Pomona, she has served as a Resident Advisor, Student Ambassador and is currently the co-president of the Pan-African Students Association. Her favorite thing about Pomona, apart from the people, of course, is the liberty it has given to pursue knowledge without any limits and still be confident of her ability to afford her rent in the coming years.