Meet the Advocates
My name is Abigail Biddle (she, her, hers) and I am a Freshmen from Katonah, New York. I plan to major in political studies and psychology, with an emphasis on child development. I love to ski, hike, cook, and I am on the Pomona-Pitzer lacrosse team. I joined advocates to help make Pitzer a safe space where survivors are able to be heard, as well as educate the community on many issues pertaining to sexual assault and violence.
Hey! My name is Andrew (pronouns he, him, his) and I'm from the great city of Hong Kong. I joined Pitzer Advocates to make our campus a safer environment for everyone, and to cultivate a community based on mutual respect and support for all groups of people. I'm passionate about POC rights and social relationships and I aim to try and sustain a dialogue on such topics. I'm an avid photographer and I love going for runs and hikes with friends. I also absolutely love to cook! I'm planning on majoring in Psychology while fulfilling the pre-med requirements and I'm honoured to be part of Advocates!
My name is Emily and I am a Junior at Pitzer. I am originally from Oregon and I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I am currently majoring in Cognitive Science & Linguistics. After graduation I plan on going to grad school and hope to work in special education. When I am not doing school things I am walking my roommates dogs, embroidering or watching way too much Netflix. Supporting survivors of sexual violence is a huge part of my life and it means a lot to me to get to do this work. I have loved being a part of Advocates the last 3 years and I want to use what I have learned here to support survivors beyond the 5c's.
Hey! I'm Hannah and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a Sophomore and planning to major in Environmental Analysis with an emphasis on policy. I'm originally from Long Island, New York and I'm also on the Pomona-Pitzer lacrosse team. I joined advocates to help create a safe space for all communities on campus as well as support and empower others.
Hi, I am Jorj (pronounced like George) I’m a freshman and my pronouns are he/him/his. I am from Oklahoma City, OK . I have absolutely no idea what I want to major in but I am very interested in media studies and sociology (specifically focusing on Asian-American and Muslim experiences). I love to cook, make movies, and write.
I joined Pitzer Advocates because I am extremely passionate about combatting rape culture, creating safe spaces, and I would love to educate myself on how to be a better ally and support intersectionality and education on campus.I used to work as a sex ed teacher in Oklahoma and have been passionate about combatting rape culture and giving survivors safe spaces since my freshman year of high school.
Hi! My name is Jubilee (gender pronouns she/her/hers), I’m from Portland, Oregon and I’m a second year at Pitzer. I joined Pitzer Advocates to make campus a safer, more supportive community. This year I am co-leading both the Food and Art Support groups. As a result of my work with Advocates, I’m double majoring in Gender and Legal studies and planning on going to Law school to help support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Outside of Advocates I work at the Grove House and I like to backpack/hike/camp, journal, and listen to podcasts.
My name is Katie Nelson (she/her/hers) and I am currently a sophomore majoring in International and Intercultural Studies. I recently transferred to Pitzer after spending my freshman year at Northeastern University. I am originally from Chicago. In my free time, I work at the Grove House and with Claremont Market Shares, and I enjoy painting, photography, and spending time outdoors. I am excited to work with Advocates to ensure that this important resource is available to all individuals on campus!
My name is Laura and I am a junior majoring in media studies. I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I became involved in advocates in order to support and validate survivors. I saw advocates as a vital resource on campus to elucidate the title IX process and shutdown rape culture. I enjoy watching films, drawing and searching for vintage clothing. Fun fact: I had 14 extra baby teeth ask me about them!
Hello! I’m Lilly (pronouns she/her/hers) a sophomore at Pitzer majoring in Human Biology and Cross-Cultural Health with a minor in Spanish. Things I love include: painting, poetry, feel good music, tubs of ice cream and swimming in the ocean. I’m from Seattle and love the outdoors rain or shine. I became an advocate to create a safe, supportive and inclusive space for all survivors and to be a part of a passionate group that fights to disband rape culture on our campus and throughout the 5Cs.
Hi! I’m Lizzy (pronouns she/her/hers) and I’m a junior from DC studying studio art and media studies. I love puzzles, pie, tiny dogs, and biking downhill. As someone who practices art, it’s extremely important to me to integrate this practice with activism, advocacy, and resistance to injustice. In light of this, my goals as an advocate are to educate the members of our community about injustice as it relates to sexual and domestic violence, and provide spaces where survivors can feel safe and empowered. Additionally, I hope to raise awareness about the systems perpetrating rape culture today and the solidarity movements against those systems, highlighting the intersections between Advocate’s values with other struggles challenging racism, sexism, and homophobia.
I go by Liz or Lizzy, with the pronouns she/her/hers. I am from La Canada, CA, where JPL is located. I am a senior Environmental Analysis Major and Asian Studies double major. I am an advocate because there is so much work to be done to change rape culture and all its intersections. A fun fact about me is that I worked on a farm in Taiwan in a town thats economy was based on mangos. I also love going to bed early, garlic and dancing.
I’m Maddy Gould (she, her, hers) a sophomore from Seattle studying sociology and organizational studies. I’m an avid downhill skier, I love hiking, cooking, dancing, and yoga and I’m an extremely subpar but enthusiastic tennis player. I am super connected to Advocates’ mission and could go on for hours about why I chose to become an advocate, but to sum it up, sexual assault is vastly misunderstood but astoundingly prevalent and I’m excited to be a member of a community working towards providing support to survivors as well as combatting a culture of normalized rape.
Hi! I’m Mary, I use the pronouns she/her. I’m on the pre-med track and planning to do a self-designed major combining social justice and the sciences. This is my sophomore year at Pitzer, and while I’m not planning on studying abroad next year, learning spanish is a passion of mine and I hope to spend as much time as possible traveling in spanish speaking countries. I applied to be an advocate because I think the advocates have a key role to play in combatting rape culture on campus and preventing sexual and gender based violence and assault. It’s my hope that as an advocate I can contribute to furthering that goal.
My name is Natalie Honan, I started working with Advocates my first year at Pitzer, when the group was just starting out. Along with Advocates, I'm involved in Mixed Identity Exchange, as a Diversity Intern in the Office of Admissions, and with organizations such as Prototypes, OA, and Claremont Club Soccer. I study Biology and love to cook, practice yoga, hike, and play music with my girl band. I'm happy to dedicate my time to establishing an on campus resource as important as Advocates and working to make Advocates accessible to all students.
My name is Roz Naimi, I’m a senior at Pitzer, majoring in English & World Literature. Pronouns: she/her/hers. I’m bad at writing these sorts of things, but I can promise that I’m a well-rounded human being. I helped found Pitzer Advocates my freshman year, as I was realizing that the campus climate and administration do not consider survivors as much as they should, in the ways that they should. My goal for this year is to center queer and POC survivors (like myself), and build solidarity with those who have not yet benefited by this group’s existence. If you ever see me around, feel free to say hi.
My name is Sachi Watase and I use she and her. I am a math major with a minor in studio art and I will be graduating in the spring of 2017! I grew up in Albuquerque and in many ways, Albuquerque is my home, but I also feel very connected to the little town high up in the Swiss Alps where my family came from, and where I went to high school. I like organizing things, being around children, and playing roller derby!
I initially became a part of Pitzer Advocates in order to educate myself on something I did not completely understand. I quickly realized how important this resource was and why we needed to push to create it. While becoming increasingly involved in setting Advocates up, it became a space that was incredibly important and empowering to me.
Hi! I'm Shaun Whitaker (she, her, hers), I'm a first-year at Pitzer hailing from Durham, Connecticut. I intend to major in Political Studies with the hopes of pursuing a career in law, I work at the Shakedown Cafe on campus, and when I took the Harry Potter Sorting Hat quiz, I was placed in Gryffindor. I'm proud to be a part of the Advocates community to continue combatting rape culture on campus as well as providing an outlet for survivors to feel comfortable and empowered to share their stories. I love to run and eat cookie dough (generally not at the same time), hang out with my family, and continuously rewatch a cycle of 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.