About Us

The Research and Instructional Technology Group works with faculty, instructional staff, and students on the effective and innovative uses of technology for teaching, learning, and research. Dedicated staff members provide expertise and support in a wide range of areas, including instructional technology, research computing, high performance computing, digital media, course design, and pedagogical practices.

Student Instructional Technologists

Our work could not be done without the incredible team of students we have working with us. A big shoutout and thank you to our current student workers!

Austin ZangHey! I’m Austin Zang, a Pomona ’24 junior majoring in computer science and economics. I’ve been working with the ITS RITG group since September of 2021, and I’m very excited to do more this semester! Some of my favorite things to do outside of school are playing piano and guitar, running on the track and going to the gym, astrophotography, and skateboarding. I’m from Dallas, Texas and miss constantly seeing my two dogs—Snowy and Coco, an American Eskimo and Poodle—every day. Nice to meet you! 🙂

Emily BrionesMy name is Emily Briones (Pomona ’24). I am originally from a small rural town in Nebraska, so I am excited to be at Pomona College as an intended Psychological Science major. In my free time, I enjoy going on runs, painting, and spending time with my family and friends.

Michelle TranHi! My name is Michelle Tran, and I’m a Pomona ’24 junior. I’m originally from Kailua, O’ahu, and I’m a cognitive science and Asian studies major. When I have free time, I enjoy playing Animal Crossing, watching reality TV, and exploring new food places (especially boba shops!).

Xinyi XuHi! My name is Xinyi Xu, and I am a computer science and neuroscience major at Pomona College, class of 2024, as a Posse Scholar. I am very thankful and happy to be here studying at Pomona and working for ITS, as I am a first-generation college student. I am from Miami, Florida, and I am half Filipino, half Chinese! I am passionate about artificial intelligence/machine learning, computer vision, accessible technologies, and research. My pursuits lie at the intersection of research and technology to improve our daily lives and bridge gaps to support inclusion. My goal is to make an impact through my work! In my free time I love baking, food adventures, rock climbing, hiking, singing and listening to music, looking at the stock market, and playing video games.

Vivien SongHello! I’m Vivien Song (Pomona ’25) from the Bay Area, California. I’m an intended English and Computer Science double major. Outside of school, I love reading poetry, going on long walks, exploring cute cafes, and making matcha lattes. I’m excited to be part of the ITS-RITG group!

Bithiah Negusu (Pomona ’26)

Vitor Vavolizza (Pomona ’26)

Elsie Okon (Pomona ’26)