Admission

Admission Ambassadors

Our Admission Ambassador Team is eager to share their experiences at Scripps with you, and help you and your family learn about the academic and extracurricular activities offered at the College. Meet them below — you may see them again on campus!

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Kira Gabriel ’19

Kira, a senior from South Pasadena, CA, is an Economics major and a Spanish minor. She transferred to Scripps College from a different small liberal arts college after her freshman year.  She plans to study abroad in Ecuador this upcoming spring, where she will study and explore in Quito, the Galapagos, and a cloud forest! Outside of the Admissions Office, Kira is a manager for Scripps’ Outdoor Wilderness Leaders, as well as a leader for the 5C outdoor club, On The Loose. This semester, she is taking an Outdoor Leadership class to learn how to more effectively and inclusively engage other in outdoor experiences. She also plays in the 5C intramural Ultimate Frisbee team in the fall, and lifts free weights in her free time. Usually, you can find Kira somewhere outside: with a disk on the Scripps field, off hiking in the middle of the wilderness, or giving a campus tour!

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Avery Harwood ’19

Avery is a senior from Silver Spring, Maryland, studying Anthropology and Spanish at Scripps. This is her third year working in the Admissions office, and for her final year at Scripps, she is the Overnight and Outreach Coordinator for the ambassadors. She loves meeting and getting to know new people, whether it be during a backpack trip at the summer camp she’s worked at for the past three summers or on a Scripps tour. In her free time Avery loves to listen to tunes that get her groovin’, dance salsa, and go to concerts in LA!

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Natalie Lillie ’19

Natalie Lillie is a senior from Los Altos, California, majoring in Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience. Natalie loved being active in student government, marching band, mock trial, and on her basketball and swim teams during high school. Since starting her journey at Scripps College, Natalie has found a passion for competitive ultimate frisbee and is truly most happy when she is learning some abstract yet critical function of the brain. When Natalie isn’t on a run, doing meditative yoga at Tiernan Field House, or having a wine&collage night with her friends, she can be found at the Motley savoring each sip of coffee and engaging in meaningful conversations with the extraordinary people at Scripps.

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Irene Yi ’19

Irene is a senior from Walnut, CA majoring in Economics. Apart from her role in Admissions, she has worked in the Career Planning & Resources Office and as a Computer Science Tutor at Harvey Mudd. Irene has also been involved with the Scripps Associated Students throughout her time here, and currently serves as Student Body President. This past summer, Irene worked for Bloomberg LP in San Francisco, CA while also earning her bartending certification. Apart from academics, Irene loves learning new languages and is now learning French at Scripps!

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Aleah Booker ’20

Aleah Booker is a junior from Houston, Texas majoring in Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience on the premed track. Aleah has mentored incoming first years for the New Student Program and the Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) and planned events and advocated for her class as the Sophomore Class Representative on the Scripps Associated Students Board. Other than being an Admission Ambassador, Aleah works as an Office Assistant in Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE), is a member of Watu Weusi and the Quest Scholars Network, and is a research assistant at the Keck Science Center. This summer, she interned with an OB/GYN at Texas Women’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, which furthered her interest in medicine. Aleah’s interest in medicine is driven by an interest in how social determinant of health affect patient care and community health advocacy. In her free time, she can be found getting a drink at the Motley, working out at Tiernan Field House or napping in SCORE.

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Bergen Carloss ’20

Bergen, a sophomore from Whitefish, MT, is an Economics major and French at Scripps and and is thinking about Pre-Law. She works at The Scripps Voice (Scripps’s school newspaper), rock climbs, is a Scripps College Advocate, and is involved in as much community service as possible. This summer, she worked as a finance intern in Amsterdam, and she will be studying abroad in Paris in the Spring of 2019. You’ll find her giving tours for the Admission Ambassador team and eating all of the cookies at Some Crust Bakery.

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Mia Kania ’20

Mia Kania is a junior from Lincoln, Massachusetts majoring in Environmental Analysis with specific interests in environmental justice and health equity. At Scripps, Mia spends much of her time as Music Director, arranger, beat boxer, and Social Media Director of 5C a capella group Women’s Blue and White. She also studies vocal performance in the Scripps music program, is a member of the 5C theater club The Green Room, and performs in the occasional department production at Pomona. This past summer, Mia completed a Forest Foundation Fellowship in non-profit leadership at YWCA Cambridge, working in their affordable housing and girls empowerment programs. During her free time, you can find Mia begging on-campus dogs for attention, working out at Tiernan Field House, or attempting to learn to play the piano in the bowels of Garrison.

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Michelle Ramirez ’20

Michelle is a junior from San Jose, California majoring in Psychology and Chicanx/Latinx studies on the pre-law track. Last semester, Michelle studied abroad in La Habana, Cuba, where she conducted research on the cultural, collective, and environmental methods of conservation and survival using plants and green medicine in the Afro-Cuban religion Santería as the focus. At Scripps, Michelle has previously served as President of Café con Leche, the Latinx student affinity group, a First-Generation at Scripps Program Peer Mentor, where she worked with first-gen students on campus, and as a Senior Mentor for Scripps College Academy, a pre-college program for young women from underserved communities. Currently, Michelle also works as a Community Coordinator in the residence halls and as an Office Assistant in the Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment. When she is not giving a tour, hanging out in S.C.O.R.E., or attending talks around campus, Michelle can be found playing rugby for the Claremont Colleges Women’s Rugby team!

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Caroline Albro ’21

Caroline is a sophomore from Atherton, California who hasn’t yet declared a major but is considering Media Studies. During her first year at Scripps, she worked as a graphic designer for The Student Life, the 5C newspaper, and mentored at the Weekly Writing Workshop. This year, she hopes to get involved in more outdoor activities with On the Loose, the 5C outdoor club. This past summer, Caroline worked at EXPLO, a summer program for incoming 8th and 9th graders. She loved the opportunity to use her design skills in the Programming Office and explore the East Coast!

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Janet Asante ’21

Janet Asante is a sophomore from Houston, Texas considering a major in Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP). During her first year at Scripps, Janet wrote articles and the advice column for the Scripps newspaper, The Scripps Voice, acted in a play for the 10-minute play festival, modeled in a fashion show with the Queer Resource Center, and participated in OBSA and Watu Weusi meetings and events. In her free time, Janet writes and performs spoken word poetry, braids hair, experiments with various crafts and DIY projects, and will generally try any new activity once.


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Aby Rivera ’21

Aby Rivera is a sophomore from Chicago, Illinois studying Politics and Chicanx/Latinx Studies on the Pre-Law track. Outside of working for the Office of Admission, Aby is also the community engagement manager for the Motley Coffeehouse planning events such as open mic nights, movie screenings, and public forums. Aby is also an active member of Café Con Leche, an organization for Scripps students that creates dialogue around the social, political, and economic issues that affect Latinx students. This past summer she worked as a facilitator for the Scripps College Academy, a college access program that seeks to bring resources to first-gen/ low-income high school students to promote higher education. In her free time, Aby likes to work out at Tiernan field house, drink coffee/tea in seal court, and find new vegetarian/vegan recipes to cook or restaurants to eat at on the weekends!

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Lindsey Trinh ’21

Lindsey is a sophomore from Fremont, California, who plans to major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. During her freshman year, she joined Midnight Echo A Cappella and 5C Club Volleyball, taking the opportunity to meet students from all campuses. She is on the pre-health track, and plans to attend PA school after graduating from Scripps. During her upcoming years on campus, Lindsey plans to be a part of the College Volunteer Program at Pomona Valley Medical Health Center and participate in STEP at Pomona College, which offers academic support and connections to the Tongan community in the Inland Empire. Lindsey also hopes to study abroad in the SIT Public Health program in Chile during her junior year! During her free time, you can find her at the Scripps pool balcony with her friends, or heating up food in the New Hall Kitchen.