This is the first in a series featuring students who are transferring to four-year
universities after San Jacinto College.
Q: What program/degree are you pursuing at San Jac, and when will you graduate?
A: I am currently pursuing an associate degree in natural science. I will graduate from San Jac in the spring 2024 semester.
Q: What brought you to San Jac?
A: After graduating from high school, I was looking to earn my degree in a more affordable way. By enrolling in San Jac, it allows me to earn my prerequisites and an associate degree while saving up to continue my education at a four-year university.
Q: What have you enjoyed most about your time here?
A: During my time at San Jac, I have most enjoyed taking part in the honors program. This includes challenging myself with coursework and meeting new people across the San Jac district through activities such as the honors retreat.
I have also enjoyed engaging with the student life. It has allowed me to grow in my student leadership on campus by being the president of the Transfer Student Association and participating in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Q: Do you want to give a shout-out to any faculty or staff who supported you?
A: I would like to give a shout-out to Professor Melanie Davis-Sanchez for always being an encouraging and supportive faculty advisor during my role as president of the Transfer Student Association.
I would also like to thank Crystal Moreno, the San Jac transfer pathway coordinator, for always taking the time to evaluate my transfer credits, expose me to new educational possibilities through university campus field trips, and help me continue my higher education journey.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: After graduating from San Jac, I plan to transfer to a four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. My ultimate career goal after earning my bachelor’s degree is to work internationally for the U.N.
Q: What advice would you give someone else who wants to start at San Jac, then transfer?
A: Get involved on campus, whether it’s a club, on-campus job, or even an honor society. Meet with your academic advisor at least once each semester and never be afraid of asking questions.
Learn More: Transfer Support