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Involvement on campus: President of “Straight Chillin” club, Admission Ambassador
Why did you choose Whittier? The beautiful location, generosity of scholarships, far away from home, and the overwhelmingly inclusive community.
Favorite Whittier tradition? The Rock because I have never seen anything like it before.
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Involvement on campus: WC’s 1st ASWC non-traditional student body rep (19-20), Co-Director on Program Board, New Student Engagement Coordinator for OSE, Admission Ambassador
Why did you choose Whittier? Sister is an alumna and Whittier was here to help me get to where I needed to be.
Favorite Whittier tradition? Midnight breakfast
Major: Art History
Minor: Anthropology & Gender Studies
Hometown: Pico Rivera, CA
Involvement on campus: Admission Ambassador since 1st year, Visit Program Intern (19-20), TOBGLAD Vice President (18-20), Diversity Council Internal Chair (19-20)
Why did you choose Whittier? I chose Whittier because it felt like home, I wanted a small college that would provide me with professional and personal connections with both faculty and other students.
Favorite Whittier tradition? I like painting the rock. I have done it a few times now and it really makes me feel connected to the campus. I love that you can see it driving by the campus on Painter.
Major: Musical Theatre
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Involvement on campus: Marxist Film Club, Admission Ambassador
Why did you choose Whittier? The smaller campus size and flexible class options.
Favorite Whittier tradition? The Rock
Hometown: Montebello, CA
Involvement on campus: Admission Ambassador, Film Club
Why did you choose Whittier? It felt like a place I could call Home.
Favorite Whittier tradition? The Light of Learning celebration.
Major: Biology and Spanish
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Involvement on campus: Track and Field, Pre-Health Club, Admission Ambassador
Why did you choose Whittier? Amazing science program. I felt at home right when I visited. The weather!
Favorite Whittier tradition? Midnight Madness – athletic teams come together and put on dances in front of the school.
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Venice, CA
Involvement on campus: Softball, Admission Ambassador
Why did you choose Whittier? I chose Whittier for a few reasons, I loved the sense of community I felt when I first came onto campus. I was looking for a smaller school so I could make connections with professors. Lastly I was looking to further my softball career and Whittier gave me that opportunity.
Favorite Whittier tradition? My favorite Whittier tradition is the light of learning ceremony. I like what it stands for and how it comes full circle to remind me of my journey here at Whittier College.
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Involvement on campus: Music ensemble, Psi Chi Treasurer, Admission Ambassador
Why did you choose Whittier? Small and near home
Favorite Whittier tradition? Light of Learning
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Involvement on campus: Admission Ambassador
Why did you choose Whittier? I chose Whittier College because of the sense of community on campus.
Favorite Whittier tradition? The lighting of the candles your first day on campus really helps to remind students that all of us are at Whittier for the same things. We all want to succeed and we will together.
Major: Child Development and Psychology
Hometown: Houston, TX
Involvement on campus: I am the Campus Relations Director for the Associated Students of Whittier College Senate Table, as well as hold two chairs within the Thalian Society and an Admission Ambassador.
Why did you choose Whittier? I came from a small school about 200 and graduating of about 65, so I knew wherever I went to college, I wanted to ensure that no matter what the student to professor relationship was there, I could succeed. I did not want there to be any hindrances in my ability to succeed.
Favorite Whittier tradition? The light of learning is definitely my favorite Whittier tradition, it truly is light for your future. When I get a bad grade or am struggling with a class, I think back to that moment and remember my ‘why’ for being here.