Payal, or Pie, is a 4th year studying Economics and Art History. She grew up in Burr Ridge, Illinois for most of her life and is currently residing at home for the remote semester. Throughout Pie's time at Pomona, she has been a part of ASPC since her first year, serving as the First Year Class President, South Campus Representative, and most recently the Executive Vice President. She has also been involved in RHS, SAMP, and PEC and is currently an Economics Department Liaison. Pie hopes to lead ASPC this year in addressing issues that the student body will face during a remote semester. Overall, she hopes to ensure accessibility and equity for students that are facing challenging situations during the pandemic and this moment of socio-political change. Most of all, she hopes to lead senators in fostering a larger Pomona community, which transcends the bounds of being on the same campus.
Adeena is a sophomore who is interested in CS, Econ, and a bit of Math. Though born in Portland, Oregon, Adeena grew up in Shanghai for 15 years and enjoys trying out new foods in their spare time. On-campus, they are currently involved in ISMP, PEC, CJLPP, CBG, DISCOVR, and the 5Cs womxn's rugby club — as well as the CS Department and the Communications Office. As the VP of Finance, Adeena plans to reallocate ASPC's spending to provide increased direct support to students, and in particular work more closely with clubs during this unprecedented year. Adeena also hopes to create overall financial sustainability for ASPC, in addition to pursuing initiatives like developing a more equitable job selection process for Pomona students. Adeena is always open to new ideas and suggestions, so feel free to reach out to them anytime!
Sean Volke is a senior studying Economics and Politics. He is from Seattle, Washington, and is also involved with the Judicial Council (JBoard), Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, and the Pomona College Orchestra. While on campus, he works at the Claremont Colleges Library. As the VP of Academic Affairs, Sean intends to expand academic accessibility and amplify student voices on academic issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. He also wants to implement shadow grading for first semester first-years, reexamine graduation requirements, and address imbalances between departments. Feel free to email Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hershey is a Politics and Theatre double major from San Diego, California. As a senior at Pomona College, she has spent her last four years working as a speaking partner at the Writing Center, serving as a Politics Department Liaison, leading as the Artistic Director of Green Room Theatre, performing and directing in multiple plays and musicals across the consortium, and working to promote survivor advocacy as the previous Title IX Advocate Director for ASPC. As Vice President of Student Affairs, she is really excited to continue to cement survivor advocacy within the Claremont Consortium culture, work toward healthy campus dialogue, FINALLY abolish the points system, and promote and emphasize wellness while we all engage in the COVID year. She is incredibly honored to serve as your Vice President of Student Affairs and welcomes you to reach out to her about any questions, comments, or concerns. She also would like to say she misses Pomona with her whole heart and wants to step back into the Seaver Theatre as soon as it is possible/safe to do so.
Andreah is a third-year Biology major and attend Pomona on the Posse scholarship. She identifies as a FLI, Latinx, and black woman. She is from Miami, Florida and has the best pet tortoise named Herald. She has been apart of ASPC for 2 years now and hope to create a "home away from home" during this virtual semester.
Winnie is a second year pursuing Computer Science and Economics. She grew up in Fremont, California and is currently living at home for the semester. On campus, she is involved with athletics as a diver for the swim and dive team and a pole vaulter for the track and field team. She is also a mentor for the Asian American Mentor Program and a member of P-ai and the Pomona Consulting Group. This year, she hopes to foster a connected South Campus community, advocate for safe housing and residential life policies, and amplify student voices.
Immacula is a senior Chemistry major on the pre-health track, hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Around campus, you can find Immacula planning events with organizations such as the BSU, PASA, and Chemistry Liaisons. With her love of event planning and creating a lively, enjoyable social scene for her peers, Immacula proudly takes on her role as the Commissioner of Campus Events. While this is her first year on senate, Immacula has been apart of the Pomona Events Committee since her sophomore year and has been planning events for students across the 5C's. When Immacula isn't discovering new elements in lab or battling for event spaces, you can catch her in the midst of intense uno games during game nights with her friends or covering her eyes while watching a horror movie that she suggested.
Alfredo (Fredo) Eladio Moreno is proud to be your Commissioner of Inclusion and Equity for the 2020-2021 academic year. He is a rising Junior majoring in Latin American Studies and hailing from his hometown of Houston, TX. He aspires for ASPC to lose its image of not being connected or more servant to its community—the students. As your commissioner, Fredo hopes to do this by deliberately and compassionately allowing any student the opportunity to be included in ASPC proceedings.
Vera is a second year from Albuquerque, New Mexico studying Mathematics. As the Commissioner of Facilities and Environment, Vera advocates for improvements to campus infrastructure and reconciles student and administrative sustainability efforts. She intends to advance plans for a solar farm, address campus accessibility, and reduce domestic water usage. Vera is involved in AWM, JBoard, and QQMP. She is also a sponsor, Physics liaison, and math mentor. Please reach out with any questions or if you’d like to collaborate!
Vaishnav (Vaish) is from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is majoring in Public Policy Analysis with a focus on Politics. He is a SAAC representative and a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Football team. His goals as Commissioner of Athletics are to provide more accessible mental health resources for student-athletes, encourage discourse and action towards social change, and create a healthier atmosphere for all athletes regardless of sexual orientation and race.
Malak Afaneh is a senior at Pomona College double majoring in Politics & Middle Eastern Studies. As Senior Class President, and a proud Palestinian Muslim FLI hijabi, Afaneh hopes to achieve 3 primary goals: 1) working closely with alumni and the CDO to aid seniors with employment and professional opportunities 2) creative a fun and inclusive atmosphere through hosting events 3) working with student leaders to help transform Pomona into a more safe and equitable space for all communities!
Charity Turnboe is a Cognitive Science major at Pomona College from Detroit, Michigan. In addition to her role as the Junior Class President, she is also President of the Pomona College Black Student Union, Founder and President of the Black Alliance of Pre-health Students (BAPS) and Co-creator of the first collaborative weekend festival between Pitzer and Pomona in Spring 2020 known as ONOXNOCHELLA. In her free time she listens to music, cooks and attempts to bake (which usually is a fail but maybe one day). Her overarching goals in ASPC are to make the emergency grant and mental health services channels more transparent and to be a representative advocating for students still adjusting to the movement to online schooling. In her time serving she hopes to throw fun and engaging events to keep the Junior class community engaged and connected, even through an online platform.
Lyla is a second year from Vermont with plans to major in Politics and minor in Philosophy. Last year, Lyla was involved in student government as the ASPC Elections Commissioner and ASPC Secretary. She has also interned for Gente Organizada, a local community-based nonprofit centered around social action. Through her position this year, Lyla hopes to foster a supportive class community to help her grade navigate the infamous sophomore slump amidst a remote semester and global pandemic. She plans to advocate for issues surrounding mental health, implement a senior/sophomore mentor program and foster engagement in -- as well as community support for -- the 2020 elections. Please reach out with any questions or if you'd like to work together on a specific issue!
Andrew, or Andy, is a first-year Sagehen intent on spreading his wings with peers and professors alike. Although originally from Corning, New York, he currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan. In ASPC, Andy is guided by one simple belief: that student aspirations don’t just deserve an audience, they deserve a megaphone. He intends to develop lasting community in the First Year Class and ensure school resources remain cognizant of all students and their online challenges. Beyond ASPC, Andy is also involved in JBoard, CJLPP, and PCG. On the weekends, you'll find him biking alongside Danshui River, eating hot pot with friends, or playing Dungeons and Dragons. Some people say his cheerful demeanor and inclination towards idealism are misplaced. He argues that both play an important role in the development of pragmatic, straightforward solutions. Most of all, Andy is excited to begin engaging on his campaign promises and working with a highly talented team of ASPC Senators!
Nirali Devgan is a junior originally from Austin, TX and living in the Bay Area studying Economics and Computer Science. Outside of pretending to do work on Marston Quad, she is a part of ASPC Senate, Judicial Board, and a random compilation of committees on campus ranging from picking the Orientation Book to the ITS (Information Technology Services) Advisory body. Nirali loves any excuse to be active on campus without actually doing her homework and is excited to support senate initiatives and lead staff projects during this year.
Cathy is a junior studying Economics and Media Studies, who was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the LA area. On campus, she has been involved in Groove Nation Dance Crew, RHS, and the Pomona Dance Department. Going into her second year as the Director of Public Relations, she hopes to continue to bridge the gap between the College administration, faculty, and student body through improvement of communication, further establishment of ASPC social media pages, and creating engaging graphics and videos. Please feel free to send any questions, requests, or suggestions to email@example.com.
Linda Phan is a first-year from Seattle, WA living in Chino, CA with plans to major in Politics. She is apart of ASPC, FLI, and Occupy Pomona. She is also a QuestBridge Scholar. Through her involvement in ASPC, she aims to organise events and activities to strengthen the Pomona student body despite being remote this semester, as well as support various policies that benefit the Pomona community at large. In her free time, she likes to listen to asmr, play Candy Crush Saga, and watch Hunter x Hunter. She loves making friends and talking to new people so hit her up, whether or not its ASPC related!
Ariana is a first-year from Las Vegas who plans on majoring in PPE. Along with ASPC, she is also a member of JBoard. Through her position, she aims to support the ASPC Senate and Pomona College community by working on staff projects and supporting beneficial policies. In her free time, she enjoys painting, playing piano, and trying new flavors of ice cream. She loves to meet new people and is so excited to be a part of ASPC this year!
Jeremias Figueoras (he/him)
Gabe Adellatif (he/him)
Board of Trustees Rep for Student Affairs Committee
Gabe is a Senior at Pomona studying Politics. Originally from Portland, OR, Gabe is passionate about politics, education, and racial equity. He is eager to move the needle on establishing a just and equitable society. Gabe looks forward to advocating on behalf of students in his role with ASPC. In addition to ASPC Gabe also serves as the President of Pomona College Mock Trial and Senior Interviewer in the Office of Admissions.
Danny Herera (he/him)
Board of Trustees Rep for Finance Committee
Rafa Martinez-Avial (he/him)
Board of Trustee Rep for Education Quality Committee
Rafa is a senior from Madrid, Spain majoring in math and minoring in physics. As the Board of Trustees student representative at the Educational Quality Committee, he intends to make the trustee decision-making process more transparent to students, increase academic and physical accessibility at the libraries and share student experiences with the trustees.