Claremont McKenna College


Wendy Lower

Wendy Lower


Professor Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. She is the author of Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, a 2013 finalist for the National Book Award. A few of her other books are The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Eastern Galicia, Lanham MD: Altamira/Rowman and Littlefield and USHMM, 2011, The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008 (co-edited with Ray Brandon) and Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press and USHMM, 2005 (paperback, 2007, audio version 2010).

Kirsti Zitar

Kirsti Zitar ’97

Assistant Director

Kirsti graduated from CMC in 1997 with a dual degree in Human Biology and Anthropology. Following graduation, Kirsti worked in the biotech industry in Seattle before returning to Claremont in 2000 to join the inaugural class at Keck Graduate Institute. She finished her MBS degree in 2002 and joined a local start-up biotech company where she worked in business development, marketing, product development, and human relations. In 2009, Kirsti returned to her alma mater to work with the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children and transitioned to the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights in 2011.

Geraldine Han

Geraldine Han

Administrative Assistant

Prior to arriving at Claremont McKenna College, Geraldine worked in the modeling industry as well as with an auto company assisting with day-to-day business operations in budgeting and bookkeeping. Her work experience as an analyst and contract administrator in the civil engineering and financial services industries helped her to better enhance quality assurance projects, improve accuracy of program scope, timelines, and increase productivity with measurable outcomes.  As a former pageant contender and title holder in Southern California Counties, Geraldine has also spent several years in the industry as a Pageant Director involved with business development in the San Diego area.  Geraldine earned her Bachelor of Science degree at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a California Notary Public.