Meet the Star 47 Student Calling Program Team
Star 47 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 considering a major in the social sciences with a minor in theatre. She is a Posse Scholar from Chicago, IL, and consistently raves about the city’s deep dish pizza. She trains with the Claremont Equestrian Team, worships with the Pomona-Pitzer Christian Fellowship, and loves collaborating with classmates in the Pomona Theatre Department. Anais enjoys meeting alumni through her work at Star47 because their exciting stories inspire her ever-growing Pomona bucket list!
Antonio ’18 is an international student from Mexico majoring in Physics. He’s lived in 7 countries and looks forward to living in many more. At Pomona, he’s been a member of Mock Trial, Debate, and ISMP. He’s learned some amazing things in classes, but his favorite part of the Pomona experience is the friends he’s made. Antonio has had some great conversations with alumni while working for Star47. He loves hearing from alumni about their experiences as students and how much they still love their alma mater.
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.
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.
Jonelle ’18 is a proud Posse scholar from the beautiful city of Chicago. She is a public policy analysis-politics major with an intended Chicana/o-Latina/o studies minor. She has been a member of Star47 since her first semester freshman year and she is in her third year as a Star47 Manager. At Pomona, Jonelle has been involved with the LatinX Alliance, the Women's Union, RHS and the Pomona Events Committee. During her free time, she loves to dance and sing to LatinX music with her friends and watch independent films.
Liam ’18 is an economics and physics double major. When he’s not chatting with alumni or writing up homework that was due an hour ago, he represents the junior class in Pomona’s student government, plays guitar with the Pomona Musicians Coalition, and obsesses over fonts.
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.
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.
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.
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 Questbridge’s 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.
Ekram ’18 has been with Star47 since her first year. She is a senior Economics major at Pomona and hails from Washington, DC. During her time at Pomona, she has been a mentor for QuestBridge and the Office of Black Student Affairs. She has also been a coordinator at the Women’s Union and is currently working with fellow students to put on Sankofa, the annual African Arts Festival at the Claremont Colleges. Ekram hopes to travel to her home country, Ethiopia, after graduation to pursue research and developmental opportunities.
Georgia ’21 is planning on double majoring in Computer Science and Media Studies. She has been a part of Star47 since Fall ’17. 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.
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.
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.
Love ’20 is a Posse STEM Scholar who is interested in neuroscience and chemistry. She is a member of the College’s Judicial Board and works as an Office Assistant at the Quantitative Skills Center. Love enjoys Boba, playing her ukulele, and exercising in her free time. She has been involved with Star47 since her first semester at Pomona and loves to engage with alumni.
Madison ’18 is an International Relations major from Nashville, Tennessee. She has been a member of Star47 since her freshman year and became a Lead Agent in the Fall, upon her return from studying abroad for a year in Athens, Greece. In addition to calling, Madison is a Librarian at the Victor Montgomery Music Library and a Peer Mentor for the Pomona College Office of Study Abroad. She is also a leader in the Claremont Christian Fellowship and a Multi-Ethnic and Racial Group Exchange (MERGE) mentor.
Milo ’20 (alias DJ Kremix) hails from the warm and arid environs of London, England. On his application to the college, Milo listed Shia LaBeouf movies, tangerines, and plaid-on-plaid as his highest passions. Milo has yet to declare his major, but is considering a double French and PPE track. He wants his parents to know that he does his laundry once a week and that his crowning achievement thus far has been his collection of ketchup packets from the Claremont College dining halls.
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!
Nicole ’20 is a potential double major in Studio Art and Media Studies. She is a sponsor at Blaisdell 2 Front and an intern for the Pomona College Art Department. Nicole has loved being a part of the Star47 family since the start of her second year and really enjoys hearing about how alumni found their careers post-Pomona. When not dreaming about food at home in Hong Kong, she can be found listening to music and enjoying the California sunshine.
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.
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!
Sadaf ’20 is double majoring in Linguistics and Cognitive Science. She is a staff member of the Women’s Union alongside her status as a caller at Star47. Sadaf started her time at Star47 at the beginning of her second year and enjoys discussing post-grad career stories and the status of social movements at Pomona College. She especially enjoys talking about the language and learning experiences of alumni as well. She hopes to pursue learning a new language through extensive travel after graduation.
Sarthak ’20 is generally a huge foodie, loves travelling, and is very much into adventure sports. In fact, he’s done the second-highest bungee jumping in the world, back home in Nepal. His next goal is skydiving! Sarthak is also fascinated by languages and truly wishes to be a polyglot in life; he already speaks three languages. He’s thinking of becoming an economics and math double major, but might change his mind completely during the rest of his time at Pomona—in the true spirit of the liberal arts. Sarthak is excited to be working for Star47 and looks forward to all the great calls and great stories.
Sei ’21, an international student, was born and bred to live and breathe art. As a result, she intends to be an Art Major. Sei is originally from Zimbabwe, but her mother is from Phuket Thailand. This makes her spice-o-meter (resiliency towards spices) quite strong. After Sei graduates from Pomona, she hopes to become a visual effects artist for Marvel Comic Productions. After accomplishing this dream, she plans to start her own film company where she will make films that make people think about life, existence, the environment and anything that allows people to detach from their daily lives.