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. 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, first year experience, and access and equity for students from underrepresented backgrounds. Jenna is originally from Southern California, and currently lives in Orange County with her family and dog, Michonne. She loves concerts and festivals, coffee, reading, traveling, spooky stuff, and bingeing tv shows and podcasts. Some things that are important to her are her Latinx identity, #BlackLivesMatter, and intersectional feminism.
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