Trustee News

The College welcomes new members to the Board of Trustees:

MINO CAPOSSELA P’21 Capossela and his wife, Maura McDonnell, are parents of Antonia McDonnell Capossela ’21; their eldest daughter, Francesca, is an alumna of Pomona College, Class of 2018. A private investor and vice president and trustee of Mountain Meadows Foundation, Capossela has 25 years of experience in investment banking, having served as director and head of North American equities at JP Morgan Chase, president of Gandhara Capital, chief investment officer of Harmony Capital, LLC, and managing director and head of liquid alternative investments at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Capossela has served as a trustee of Saint Ann’s School since 2013, and he and his wife were members of Pomona College’s Parents Leadership Council from 2018 to 2019.J

AMES “JAMIE” CROUCH P’19, P’23 Crouch and his wife, Marie, are parents of Isabelle “Izzy” Crouch ’19 and Emily Crouch ’23. As members of Scripps’ Parent Leadership Council, they have hosted a number of events for families in New York, where they reside; they currently serve as co-chairs of the council. Jamie is executive director and global head of commission management at Morgan Stanley. He previously served as director of Citigroup Global Markets and of Credit Lyonnais Securities USA.

PRISMA HERRERA ’18 Herrera graduated with a dual major in Chicanx/Latinx studies and Latin American and Caribbean studies. While at Scripps, she served as a resident advisor, undertook an independent study project in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. She is currently a junior research scientist for New York University’s College Advising Corps program, which seeks to increase the number of first-generation and underrepresented high school and community college students who earn bachelor’s degrees.

ELIZABETH “LIZ” OLSONA graduate of University of California, San Diego, and the University of Michigan Law School, Olson worked as an associate at Tuttle & Taylor in Los Angeles before clerking for the Honorable Gary A. Feess in the Central District of California. She went on to work for two years in the Office of Technology Transfer at the California Institute of Technology. Olson served for many years on the board of Friends of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and currently is a trustee of the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. She is also active in several community organizations in Pasadena, including Polytechnic School.

JUANITA NASH-DAHLEN ’72 Nash-Dahlen received her BA in English from Scripps and her MS in human resource management from the New School for Social Research in New York. In 1995, she began working in human resources for Canon USA; she recently retired from her position there as director of employee relations. Nash-Dahlen is a member of the Camp Scripps Creative Caucus and served as a tri-chair in 2014 and 2015. She is currently the president of the Alumnae Association.

CLAUDE MASON STEELE Steele is a social psychologist, scholar, and educator and the Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in social psychology and statistical psychology from Ohio State University, an MA in social psychology from Ohio State University, and a BA in psychology from Hiram College. Steele is the author of Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, which summarizes years of research on the effects of stereotyping on the underperformance of underrepresented students in higher education, and he received an honorary doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in 2011.

KATHERINE WYBLE ’09 An economics major, JES Scholar, and Robert Day Scholar while at Scripps, Wyble was also a student representative on the Finance Committee from 2008 to 2009. She went on to earn her MBA from Harvard Business School and is currently director of investments at Pomona College, where she works with the chief investment officer and the college’s investment consultant to perform regular analyses of the endowment’s asset allocation and portfolio risk and return in addition to assisting with the development of investment strategy. Prior to this, Wyble served as an investment manager at the University of Southern California.