Meet the Advocates
Hi, my name is Shivani Kavuluru, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am Junior studying Philosophy and Creative Writing/English. Aside from classes, I am part of Pitzer Student Senate, College Community Action Network, Chess Club, First-Gen, LOUD, Tamasha Bollywood Dance Team, Rainbow People and some other excellent groups on campus. I have always wanted to join advocates because I want to be able to support students by being an accessible resource, all while learning more about how to best support my peers in new and creative ways. I hope to focus on continuous, compassionate and intersectional advocacy to try to be as inclusive as possible to every member of our community.
Hi! I'm Nikki Bansal (she/her/hers) and I'm from Rhode Island. I'm a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in gender studies. I also work as a Pitzer Peer Health Educator because I'm very interested in holistic wellness. In my free time, I volunteer at animal shelters and prioritize self-care. I joined advocates because I feel that it is an important resource for all students here on campus. As a queer woman of color, I believe that I can contribute to a stronger culture of diversity and inclusivity for survivors of sexual assault and gender-based violence.
Hello! I'm Katherine (she/hers/her). I'm a junior majoring in economics and minoring in studio art. I'm originally from a small town on the North Coast of Oregon, but I also call Henderson, NV and the Vegas Metro Area home. I like spicy ramen, going to the beach, Tillamook Oregon Strawberry ice cream, and bullet journaling. Last semester I studied abroad in Osaka, Japan and now I'm happy to be back at Pitzer and a part of Pitzer Advocates once again. I originally joined Advocates to act as a resource for my peers while gaining as much knowledge as I could about these complex and crucial topics that Advocates deals with on a regular basis. However, my reasons for staying in Advocates has since evolved, I hope to see Advocates as an inclusive resource for the Pitzer community that continues to focus on peer support, education, and dialogue.
My name is Julia Cohen (she/her/hers) and I’m a sophomore born and raised in New York City! I’m a psychology major and a gender and feminism studies minor but when I’m not working, I like to help in the garden, read, and play with dogs. I’m so excited to be a part of the advocates team so I can be a resource on campus as well as educate my peers about rape culture and the culture around sexual assault on our campus.
Hi, My name is Cara Eagan (she/her/hers). I am currently a sophomore at Pitzer and hoping to be a sociology major with a possibility of a writing minor. I am originally from Manhattan and as much as I love it, its amazing to be outside in nature everyday here. On campus I spend most of my time working at the Green Bike Program, swimming in the pool or journaling on the mounds. I’m really excited to be a part of such an important resource on campus.
Hi, my name is Lora (pronouns she, her, hers) and I am a senior. I am from Pasadena, CA, only about 35 minutes from Pitzer. I am sociology major and currently Vice President of Student Senate. After graduation, I hope to be an elementary school teacher. I joined Advocates because I am passionate about making Pitzer more welcoming for survivors, listening to and supporting survivors, and dialoguing with the Pitzer faculty and administration on collaborative ways to make Pitzer a safer living and learning environment. I am very dedicated to supporting survivors in an intersectional way that recognizes the complexities of interesting identities, in particular, for LGBTQIAP+ survivors and survivors of color. I hope to contribute towards dismantling rape culture by changing the normative narrative surrounding sexual violence in a college setting. Beyond Advocates, I love painting animals, cookie desserts, and leading diversity workshops for high school students.
My name is Katie Nelson and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I'm currently a junior and am majoring in International and Intercultural Studies. I'm originally from Chicago, and I spend a lot of my time doing work for a health outreach start-up company there. On campus I work at the Grove House, at Claremont Market Shares, and as a Research Assistant in the IIS department. I'm excited to continue my work as an advocate this year as the issues we work to address are very close to my heart. I believe that Pitzer Advocates is a vital resource that should be accessible to all individuals on our campus and can't wait to work on our accessibility as a group, as well as our education outreach and survivor support!
Hi! I’m Mary, I use the pronouns she/her. I’m on the pre-med track and doing a special major in Latin@ Community Health. This is my third year at Pitzer, and while I’m not planning on studying abroad, 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.