Chrystal Orozco, Interim 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.
Chrystal.Orozco@cmc.edu | (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.
Jenna.Bustamante@cmc.edu | (909) 621-8344
Erika Hongo, Administrative Assistant
Erika Hongo was born and raised in Japan and holds a B.A. in International Studies from Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan. She studied at University of California, Santa Barbara as an exchange student for one year in college and fell in love with Southern California. In college, she volunteered to counsel students about studying abroad and gave them tips on how to manage culture shock when studying in a foreign country. She is excited to be helping international students overcome obstacles they may face while studying abroad. She loves cats (owns two), ballet (both watching and doing – practiced for over 10 years), reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Erika.Hongo@cmc.edu | (909) 607-4571