Allisyn Ruttle

Waukegan High School, Class of 2012
Pitzer College, Class of 2016

Allisyn graduated from Waukegan High School in 2012 in the top three percent of her class. In high school, she excelled in academics while participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, including the varsity swim team, theater, orchestra, choir and colorguard. She also wrote feature articles for the school newspaper, took photos for the yearbook and went on many Schuler Scholar Program exposures, including a trip to Harlem in New York City in 2012 to study the Harlem Renaissance. Allisyn accredits her success in high school to the constant and everlasting support of her teachers and the SSP staff.

After writing an essay about her loud voice and her little brother’s banana costume, Allisyn was accepted into Pitzer College in Claremont, California, as a member of the Class of 2016. She is currently pursuing a major in Media Studies with a concentration in Film Studies, as well as a Spanish minor, and plans on volunteering at a Spanish-speaking community center this fall to practice the language. She is an advocate for campus sexual assault reform on a national scale as a member of Pitzer’s Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault and a blogger for the assault prevention non-profit organization, The Leila Grace Foundation. She has two on-campus jobs, as a career ambassador at Pitzer’s Career Services office and a live sound manager at on-campus parties and concert events. When she is not studying or working, Allisyn is head treasurer of Kohoutek Music and Arts Festival, Pitzer’s annual, two-day long music festival with a budget that averages $40,000 per year. She is also a member of Music Coalition, a student club that plans concerts and live music events on campus. Allisyn has discovered her love for event planning and entertainment in college, and hopes to pursue a career in film or music festival coordination. In the summer of 2014, she interned at Facets Multi-Media in Chicago as a coordinator of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

After she graduates from Pitzer in 2016, Allisyn hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies, with a concentration in Media Studies, from the Claremont Graduate University.

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