Financial Aid Representatives

David Carnevale '97
Director of Financial Aid

David graduated from Whittier College in 1997 with a Whittier Scholars Program major in Theatre History. He joined the Financial Aid Office in 2008 after spending several years at other small liberal arts colleges. In the spirit of his favorite movie, he comments, “There really is no place like home” and that he enjoys talking to students and families about the value of a Whittier College education. At night, David produces and directs theatre in Orange County at the award-winning theatre he founded in 2006.


Julie Aldama
Associate Director of Financial Aid

Julie is an associate director and has been part of the Whittier College staff since 2000, starting in the Admission Office and quickly realizing the Financial Aid Office is more fun. Julie is a Proud Poet Parent and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for the College with parents and their students. A local to the area, she is an avid LA Dodger Bobble Head Collector.


Juan Gutierrez

Juan Gutierrez
Associate Director of Financial Aid & Information Systems

Juan began his career at Whittier College in 2004 and after a brief hiatus returned in 2011 ready to increase productivity and electronic services in the office. When he’s not teaching the ninjas in his office to process loans, he enjoys finding news technology-based solutions to assist students in all aspects of the financial aid process.


Justin Jimenez '10
Justin Jimenez '10
Financial Aid Counselor

Justin joined the Financial Aid Office after graduating from Whittier College in 2010 with a major in English. In his capacity as a Financial Aid Counselor, he enjoys working with students and their families. In his free time you can either see him coaching young cheerleaders or wandering the streets of the Happiest Place on Earth.