Jessica Alampay, Director


Jessica Alampay first joined The Claremont Colleges in 2005, where she was the Coordinator of the Model Arab League, a diplomatic simulation and student leadership development program at The Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations at Pomona College.  Jessica received a B.A. in Global Studies and French from The University of California at Santa Barbara, where she specialized in the Middle East and North Africa.  She also holds an M.A. in International Conflict Analysis from The University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies.  From 2008-2013 Jessica served as the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Programs and Services at International Place.  Jessica has a love of languages, cultures, and for helping college students achieve their personal and academic goals.  She is happy to return to her work with international students through International Place. | (909) 607-7868

Chrystal Orozco, Assistant Director

Chrystal joined International Place in 2014. She is passionate about creating a sense of community for international students and helping them acclimate to life in California. Before coming to Claremont, Chrystal received a M.A. in International Studies from University of San Francisco. She also holds a B.A. in Global Studies and a B.A. in Italian Studies from University of California at Santa Barbara. Chrystal is a native of Southern California who enjoys traveling (domestically and internationally), drinking coffee, and spending time at the ocean.  |  (909) 607-3910



Jenna Bustamante, Program Coordinator

Jenna Bustamante has developed relationships with staff and students at The Claremont Colleges through the previous three positions she has held at Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Pomona College. Having first joined International Place in 2011 as the Student Services Assistant, she is thrilled to be back as the Interim Program Coordinator and to once again work with this wonderful community. Jenna completed her undergraduate education at Arizona State University where she participated in the AIESEC organization, studied abroad in the U.K., and received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies. She holds an M.Ed. in Student Affairs from University of California, Los Angeles. Her professional interests include international education (of course!), first year experience, supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds, and advocating for access, equity, and inclusion for all students.  Jenna is born and raised in Southern California, and currently lives in Orange County where she spends her free time exploring local events and festivals, watching HGTV and Food Network, and hanging out with her family and dog, Michonne. |  (909) 621-8344

Susan Kerns, Administrative Assistant

SueSue Kerns is the first person you will meet when you visit International Place and you always find her smiling. She joined the group after working as the Host Family and Program Coordinator at Pitzer College. Sue quickly developed a deep passion for the international community. She herself has been a host family for many years; hosting students from 5 days to 7 months. This experience gave her a deep appreciation to seek to improve the quality of the international experience; one student at a time. Sue has an interesting background ranging from horse transportation to spending more than 20 years in the financial industry. The Michigan native also spent a year living in Alaska enjoying the long winter cross country skiing. In her free time, Sue enjoys gardening, cooking, and any activity that will allow her to be outdoors.  |  (909) 607-4571