Clara Sandoval Durski


Charles Rutkowski


Benjamin Wagner


Andrew Hunt

Pronouns: He/Him/His
School: Dietrich
Major/minor/certificate: Political Science (major)
Fun Fact: I work as an Emergency Medical Technician in the free time I have outside of college.
On campus I can be found: In the William Pitt Union or exploring one of the numerous dining options near the University while in Oakland and outside of class.
Favorite class taken at Pitt: Electoral Behavior and Democratic Process (Summer 2022)
Favorite TV show(s): Scandal by Shondra Rhimes
Favorite movie(s): There are too many good ones to choose from
Favorite book(s): Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Favorite quote(s): “its ok to not be ok, but it’s not ok to stay that way” – Perry Noble

Liv Paoletti

Year – Sophomore
Pronouns – She/Her
Pitt email –
School – Dietrich School
Major(s) – Italian/Psychology
Minor(s) – Undecided
Certificate(s) – Undecided
Fun fact(s) – I played percussion on the Weakness CD distributed by Albany Records
On campus – I can be found at Shake Smart
Favorite class taken at Pitt – Food for Thought: Italian Food Culture (Italian 0087) taught by Lorraine Denman
Favorite tv show – The Office, Outer Banks, Friends
Favorite movie(s) – Top Gun Maverick, Mamma Mia, Pinocchio, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Favorite books – Many books on the banned books list
Favorite quote – When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too – Paulo Coelho
Favorite musical artist – favorite genres are: Pop, Country, Classic Rock

Sam Podnar

Year: Freshman
Pronouns: she/her
School: Dietrich
Major: International and Area Studies
Fun fact: I have a twin brother who goes to Carnegie Mellon.
Where can you be found campus? Waiting in line for Wicked Pie
Favorite TV show: Atlanta
Favorite movie: National Treasure
Favorite book: Catch-22
Favorite artist: Lorde

Ciara Markoski

Year: Senior
Pronouns: she/her
Pitt Email:
School: Dietrich, CGS
Major(s): Political Science, History
Minor(s): German studies, Public Service
Fun Fact(s): I’ve been in marching band since 7th grade and I have a tattoo of my cat!
On campus I can be found in Hillman Library.
Favorite class taken at Pitt was HIST 1779 – Jerusalem: History & Imagination
Favorite TV show: Gilmore Girls
Favorite movie(s): Love, Simon and Little Women
Favorite book(s): Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The Mortal Instruments series
Instead of favorite quote my favorite music artists are The Beatles, Taylor Swift, and Bleachers.