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The Tea with our Admission Ambassadors

What's the tea about Scripps? Our students are here to spill it! Here they will share their experiences at Scripps ranging from courses, internships, and study tips through their blogs. To learn more about our admission ambassadors, check out their bios!

Admission Ambassador Blogs

June 22, 2020: Introduction to Siena

Blogger: Siena Hinshelwood ’22

Hi! I’m Siena, and I’m a junior History major from Half Moon Bay, CA. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here.

June 26, 2020: Introduction to Aby

Blogger: Aby Rivera ’21

Hi! I’m Aby, and I’m a senior Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies dual major on the pre-law track from Chicago, Illinois. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here

June 28, 2020: Introduction to Keila

Blogger: Keila Joy Fiser ’21

Hello, everyone! My name is Keila Joy Fisher ‘21. I’m a senior from Monrovia, CA (about 30-40 minutes from campus). I am a double major in Psychology at Scripps and Theater at Pomona College. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here.

September 2, 2020: Introduction to Angie

Blogger: Angie Navarro ’22

Hi! I’m Angie, a junior from Los Angeles, CA. I am a Politics major, with a subfield concentration in U.S. Politics and Comparative Politics, and an expected Chinese minor (at Pomona College) on the pre-law track. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 5, 2020: Introduction to Gloria

Blogger: Gloria Choi ’21

Hi! My name is Gloria, and I’m a senior majoring in Cognitive Science from Orange County, California. I am also completing a Philosophy minor and a Computer Science major concentration Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 6, 2020: Introduction to Angela

Blogger: Angela Molina ’22

Hi! My name is Angela, and I’m a junior from Houston, Texas studying Psychology with maybe a minor in media studies or math.  Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 7, 2020: Introduction to Ana

Blogger: Ana Rodríguez ’23

Hi! My name is Ana Rodríguez and I am a sophomore from Quito, Ecuador double majoring in Environmental Analysis Policy/Society Track and Foreign Languages on the pre-law track. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 7, 2020: Introduction to Sydney

Blogger: Sydney Jackson ’23

Hi! My name is Sydney Jackson and I’m a sophomore at Scripps from the Washington, DC-metropolitan area (the DMV). I intend to major in Organismal Biology on the pre-veterinary track. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 8, 2020: Introduction to Nancy

Blogger: Nancy Puente ’23

Hi! My name is Nancy, and I’m a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry from Houston, Texas. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 8, 2020: Introduction to Rinny

Blogger: Rinny Williamson ’23

Hi! My name is Rinny, I’m a sophomore from Rochester, Minnesota with a Classics major on the pre-med track. I am also hoping to get a minor in Theater (if time allows it). Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 9, 2020: Introduction to Sam

Blogger: Sam Clark ’24

Hi! I’m Sam, a first-year from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am currently undecided on my major but am currently interested in Music, Psychology, and Pre-health. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

October 9, 2020: Introduction to Serena

Blogger: Serena Liu ’24

Hi! My name is Serena Liu, I’m a first-year from Cupertino, California, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. Currently, I want to major in biochemistry and minor in art while on the pre-dental or possibly any other pre-health track. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here to learn more!

 

September 4, 2020: Angie’s Guide to Southern California!

Blogger: Angie Navarro ’22

Check out some of my favorite spots in Southern California here.

February 10, 2020: Sydney’s Favorite Spots in the Claremont Village

Blogger: Sydney Jackson ’23

Check out some of my go-to hangout spots in the Claremont Village here.

 

September 8th, 2020: To Dual or to Double, That is the Question: Keila’s Guide to Juggling Two Majors

Blogger: Keila Joy Fisher ’21

For more information on the experience of a dual major and the difference between that and a double major, click here.

September 11th, 2020: Perspective of a Scripps Online Student!

Blogger: Aby Rivera ’21

Check out what my experience has been like transitioning to classes and student life on Zoom!

October 19th, 2020: My Brave Journey in Going to Professor Office Hours

Blogger: Keila Joy Fisher ’21

To learn more about what office hours are like at Scripps, and how it impacts my relationships with my professors, click here.

October 21st, 2020: Research at Scripps- A Humanities Major’s Experience

Blogger: Siena Hinshelwood ’22

Click here to learn about research at Scripps and what my experience as a History major has been.

October 22nd, 2020: Creating My 4-Year Plan!

Blogger: Serena Liu’24

Click here to read about Serena’s experience with creating a 4-year plan.

October 23rd, 2020: Breaking Down Core 1

Blogger: Sam Clark ’24

Click here to hear about Sam’s experience in Core 1

October 26th, 2020: Keck Science Overview

Blogger: Sydney Jackson ’23

Click here to hear about Sydney’s experience so far in Keck.

November 13th, 2020: Nancy’s Passion and Goals: Biochemistry and Medicine

Blogger: Nancy Puente ’23

Click here to hear about Nancy’s experience as a Biochemistry major and her interest in medicine.

November 16th, 2020: Gloria’s Study Abroad Experience in Scotland

Blogger: Gloria Choi ’21

Click here to read about Gloria’s semester abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland.

December 11th, 2020: Choosing Your Major 

Blogger: Keila Joy Fisher ’21

Click here to read about how Keila chose her majors and how you can pursue your academic interests at Scripps.

January 11th, 2021: Using Cross-Registration to Your Advantage: The Benefits of a College Consortium

Blogger: Keila Joy Fisher ’21

Click here to learn more about cross-registration and how the consortium academically benefits 5C students.

February 2nd, 2021: Getting Involved in Summer Research at Keck: Where to Start

Blogger: Serena Liu ’24

Click here to learn more about how to find and get started with summer research at the Keck Science Department

February 12th, 2021: Time Management in College

Blogger: Nancy ’23

Click here to learn more about how to manage your time in college!

February 13th, 2021: College can be hard but being a dual/double major doesn’t have to be

Blogger: Ana ’23

Click here to learn more about being a dual/double major at Scripps!

February 19th, 2021: What’s the Hype about College Classes?

Blogger: Siena ’22

Read more to find out about what a discussion based, seminar style class really means!

March 9th, 2021: Being a Scripps Student in 5C Academic Spaces

Blogger: Keila ’21

Click here to learn more about what it’s like to take 5C classes as a Scripps student and how the Claremont Colleges operate academically.

March 21st, 2021: Exam Season and Resources

Blogger: Nancy ’23

Click here to learn more about what resources are available for students to help manage stress from Scripps College and The Claremont Colleges.

March 25th, 2021: What’s Up with Core 3?

Blogger: Siena ’22

Read more to find out what Core 3 is all about and why Siena loved her Core 3 so much.

April 9th, 2021: The Ins and Outs of Course Registration

Bloggers: Sam Clark ’24 and Serena Liu ’24

Click here to learn more about how to register for classes across the 5C’s!

September 9th, 2020: Food-Loving Friends, Read On!

Blogger: Siena Hinshelwood ’22

Check out a rundown of food at the 5Cs, from meal plans to the best food!

December 23rd, 2020: It’s a Small World After All: A Guide to Making Friends 

Blogger: Sydney Jackson ’23

Click here to learn about how I made friends both at Scripps and at the other 5Cs!

March 20th, 2021: Being an international student at Scripps and the 5C’s

Blogger: Ana Rodríguez ’23

Click here to learn more about my experience of being an international student at Scripps and the 5C’s!

March 27th, 2021: The Rundown on Honnold Mudd Library

Blogger: Angie Navarro ’22

Click here to learn more about the Claremont Colleges Library, Honnold Mudd Library!

 

April 6, 2021: The Rundown on Tiernan Field House

Blogger: Aby Rivera ’21

Click here to read about Scripps’ health and wellness facility, Tiernan Field House

February 26, 2021: Scripps Alumni Network and Life After Scripps!

Blogger: Aby Rivera ’21

Click here to read about Scripps’ Alumni Network and postgrad opportunities

September 11th, 2020: Angie’s Favorite Spots on Campus!

Blogger: Angie Navarro ’22

Check out some of my favorite spots on campus and get the rundown on spots you won’t see on a tour.

September 18th, 2020: Why a Women’s College?

Blogger: Angie Navarro ’22

Click here to read some of the reasons why Angie thinks you should consider a women’s college.

October 20th, 2020: Finding Community on Campus

Blogger: Aby Rivera ’21

Click here to read about Aby’s experience on finding community on campus!

October 21st, 2020: Staying Connected During Zoom University

Blogger: Angie Navarro ’22

Click here to read about ways Angie’s staying connected with Scripps friends during quarantine!

November 3rd, 2020: Housing at Scripps- Room Selection and Roommates

Blogger: Siena Hinshelwood ’22

Read more to be introduced to how housing at Scripps works, plus some of Siena’s photos!

November 6th, 2020: Our Roommate Experience: Just Roomie Tingz

Blogger: Angela Molina ’22 and Angie Navarro ’22

Click here to read about Angela and Angie’s experience rooming with each other!

November 8th, 2020: Life After Undergrad for a Scripps Student

Blogger: Aby Rivera ’21

Click here to read about Aby reflect on life after undergrad for Scripps students!

November 9th, 2020: Making Connections Online as a First-Year Student!

Blogger: Serena Liu’24

Click here to read about Serena’s experience with making friends online at Scripps and across the consortium as a first-year student!

November 11th, 2020: Livin’ La Vita Italiana: Language Halls at Scripps

Blogger: Keila Joy Fisher ’21

Click here to learn more about Language Halls at Scripps from Keila’s perspective!

 

November 13th, 2020: Scripps During The Time of Coronavirus

Blogger: Nancy Puente ’23

Click here to learn more about the transition to virtual learning from Nancy’s perspective!

November 17th, 2020: Highlighting FirstGen@Scripps Program

Blogger: Angela Molina ’22

Click here to learn more about the FirstGen@Scripps program!

November 19th, 2020: Introduction to SCORE

Blogger: Sydney Jackson ’23

Click here to learn more about Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE)

December 18th, 2020: Congratulations, you got into Scripps College! Now what?

Blogger: Nancy Puente ’23

Click here to learn more about the next steps and advice after being accepted into Scripps College!

January 15th, 2021: Having a Sense of Belonging: SCORE and Turf Dinner

Blogger: Nancy Puente ’23

Click here to learn more about events and resources to help students have a space to grow and have a sense of belonging!

February 8th, 2021: Creating a Support System at Scripps

Blogger: Sam Clark ’24

Click here to learn more about resources to find a support system in college!

February 17th, 2021: Highlighting Scripps Traditions

Blogger: Angie Navarro ’22

Click here to learn about the different traditions at Scripps!

March 5th, 2021: So you got into Scripps…Now What?

Bloggers: Sam Clark ’24 and Serena Liu ’24

Click here to learn about getting involved as an accepted Scripps student!

March 18th, 2021: What I Wish I Would’ve Known Before College

Blogger: Sydney Jackson ’23

Click here to read some advice I wish I’d heard before starting college!

October 15, 2020: College Application Advice

Bloggers: Siena Hinshelwood ’22, Ana Rodriguez ’23, Sam Clark ’24

Check out our guide to the college application process.

October 30, 2020: Gloria’s Questbridge Application Process

Blogger: Gloria Choi ’21

Click here to read about Gloria’s experience applying to Scripps through Questbridge.

December 22, 2020: You’ve Applied to College, Now What

Bloggers: Keila Fisher ’21, Nancy Puente ’23, and Sydney Jackson ’23

Click here to read 10 tips and suggestions on how to get through winter break now that you’ve applied to colleges.

January 22, 2021: Why I Chose Scripps

Blogger: Sydney Jackson ’23

Click here to read about how I found and ultimately decided on Scripps

April 2nd, 2021: The Misconceptions of Attending a Women’s College

Blogger: Keila Joy Fisher ’21

Click here to see if you have any misconceptions about what the women’s college experience is REALLY like

November 27, 2020: Joint Music Program 

Bloggers: Rinny ’23, Serena ’24, Sam ’24, Lyanne ’13

Click here to read about The Joint Music Program from Sam, Rinny, Serena, and Lyanne

 

Learn more about the Student Perspective

Summer Intern Blogs

June 22, 2020: Introduction to Siena

Hi! I’m Siena, one of our Summer Interns. I’m a junior History major from Half Moon Bay, CA. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here.

June 26, 2020: Introduction to Aby

Hi! I’m Aby, one of our Senior Summer Interns. I’m a senior Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies dual major on the pre-law track from Chicago, Illinois. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here

June 28th, 2020: Introduction to Nathalie

Hi! My name is Nathalie and I am a rising senior. I am originally from Eugene, OR and a Sociology and Legal Studies dual major. I am excited to share some of my experiences from the past three years with you all! Here is my first blog…more to come shortly!

June 28, 2020: Introduction to Keila

Hello, everyone! My name is Keila Joy Fisher ‘21. I am a rising senior from Monrovia, CA (about 30-40 minutes from campus). I am a double major in Psychology at Scripps and Theater at Pomona College. Feel free to check out my introductory blog post here.

August 13, 2020: Siena’s Top 3 LA Picks

There’s a lot to do around LA. Read more about Siena’s top three things to do!

August 14, 2020: Things to do in Southern California as a 5C Student

There are many things to do both on and off campus as a student at the Claremont Colleges. Read more about Aby’s list of activities!

August 23, 2020: What to do in Los Angeles!

A quick list of some of my favorite spots in LA that are easily accessible as a Claremont student!

June 29, 2020: Starting the College Search

Join Siena for tips and tricks to the college application process that she’s picked up from the Admissions Office and applying to schools herself! Read more.

July 11, 2020: College Tips with Nathalie!

Feeling overwhelmed by the college search process? From academics to dorm life to location, here are some things I wish I knew when I was you.

July 17, 2020: Aby’s College Search Tips!

Feeling overwhelmed by the college search process? Here are some things that helped me and wish I knew more of when I was in your position.

July 20, 2020: Keila’s College Search Tips!

Feeling overwhelmed by the college search process? Here are some things to consider before you apply and as you make your final decision.

Student athletes in a huddle

August 18, 2020: So you want to join a club sport…

Let me help you! Read more to find out some FAQ’s about club sports and learn more about what athletic activities are available at Scripps.

Students in classroom discussing

August 15, 2020: Aby’s Tips for Incoming Students 

Starting college can be a stressful experience!  Read more about Aby’s list of resources and tips that helped Aby transition from high school to college!

 

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July 29, 2020: What is liberal arts?

Have you read the words, “a liberal arts experience,” over and over again, but have never figured out what that actually means? Your summer interns break down all things liberal arts and share a bit from their own experiences! Click here to learn more.