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Welcome High School Students

Whether you are a high school student thinking about adding college classes to your schedule as a Dual Enrollment student, or a senior considering LMC as your next step, this your page. You will find links to the college application, steps to enrollment, campus services, and more.

 

Meet our OUTREACH ambassadors

Group photo of Welcome Services ambassadors

As Student Ambassadors with Outreach, Assessment, and Welcome Services we welcome prospective students and their families to Los Medanos College and provide information regarding LMC’s programs and services. We also assist with orientations, high-school visits, campus tours, and other special events. We are proud to represent the college and we want to get future students excited about attending Los Medanos too!

 

 

Alexander Chavez

Alex ChavezMajor: Administration of Justice

High School: Deer Valley

 

Hello.  My name is Alexander Chavez, but you can call me Alex. I am in my second year at LMC and am looking at graduating in spring 2018. I started here at LMC the summer immediately after I graduated high school in 2015. I took part in the Summer Bridge program which I found very beneficial to my current success, so I encourage all who are interested in Summer Bridge to give it a shot!

 

I am now a part of two different learning communities in campus, Puente and Transfer Academy. For Puente I was vice president for the club for my first semester and found that my involvement with the program helped my social skills as well as my educational skills. Transfer Academy is mostly what I credit my success to here at LMC. It has guided me throughout my journey and helped pave a path to my educational goals. If you have any questions regarding either Puente or Transfer Academy, please ask!

 

My ultimate goal at LMC is obtain an AS-T degree in Administration of Justice and Psychology and transfer to a 4 year institute to obtain a bachelor’s degree. If you need help with anything transfer related I would be more than happy to help, just ask! I hope to see many of you around on campus.

 

 

Daisy Ruiz

Daisy RuizMajor: Nursing

High School: Pittsburg

 

Hi! My name is Daisy Ruiz. I graduated from Pittsburg High School in June 2017 and this will be my first semester at Los Medanos College. I am a nursing major and plan to transfer to UC Irvine or UCLA in two to three years. I believe that LMC was the best choice for me because I was indecisive of what to study before graduating high school. Along with being close to home and cheaper than other universities, LMC is a great investment, as going to a four year can get very expensive.

 

Although this is my first semester at LMC, I am part of the Transfer Academy, Honors Program, and I am a Student Ambassador. Being involved in all these programs will allow me to interact with a lot of people and participate in events that I am very excited to be a part of.

 If you see me in the Welcome Center or Welcome Desk, feel free to say hi and ask any questions.

 

 

Maika Jimenez

Maika Jimenez

Major: Sociology and Psychology
High School: Pittsburg

 

Hi there! My name is Maika Jimenez and I am 20 years old. I graduated from Pittsburg High School in 2015 and began attending LMC in Fall 2015. I was born in Mexico and then moved to California when I was three years old. I am currently in my third year at LMC and majoring in Sociology and Psychology on the path to transfer to UC Davis or CSU East Bay by Spring 2018.

 

When I first started LMC I did not participate in much of the activities or clubs. I went to school and then back went back home. It wasn’t until my second semester that I began to get more involved. I joined the Honors program, EOPS, and became an Outreach Ambassador and later on joined a couple of clubs which allowed me to meet new people.

 

My goal is to become a either a teacher or counselor. In my free time I like to read, draw, listen to music, and watch movies.

 

 

Jordan Neel

Jordan Neel

Major: Journalism

High School: Freedom

 

Hi, I am Jordan Neel. If you call me by my twin brother's name, "Jacob," I won't be shocked. I graduated from Freedom High School in 2015 and started attending Los Medanos College that fall. I am currently part of the Honors Program and am a staff writer for the school's paper, The Experience. Both Honors and The Experience have made me extremely involved in the school, and I have seen much success. Being a Student Ambassador also means being more committed to a school I love.

 

My goal is to transfer to San Francisco University where I want to major in Cinema in hopes of becoming a film director like our very own alumni, Anthony C. Ferrante, director of the Sharknado franchise. I plan to receive an AA degree in Journalism, which has helped me better my skills as a writer. LMC has gotten me to be the most focused I have been in my life and has prepared me for my future. The best part is, everyone wants you to succeed here at LMC. You just have to put in the effort to do so.

 

 

Yaritzy Alvarez

Yaritzy Alvarez

Major: Nursing

High School: College Park

 

Hello. My name is Yaritzy Alvarez and I'm a second year student here at LMC. I graduated from College Park High School out in Pleasant Hill in 2015 and came to Los Medanos to study nursing. My ultimate goal is to be a pediatric nurse practitioner. I hope to transfer to a four-year school (although I'm not sure which one yet) in the spring of 2018 and continue my journey as a nursing major, and hopefully one day to either go to third-world countries and help people there, or own my own practice here.

 

During my first semester at LMC, I joined the Transfer Academy where I met my squad, and during my second year I became a student ambassador for Outreach.

 

I'm glad I decided to come to LMC because all throughout high school, my goal was to become a surgeon. I was obviously watching too much Grey's Anatomy. It wasn't until my first year that I decided that being a surgeon just wasn't for me, and that what I really wanted was to be a nurse practitioner.

 

In my free time I like to sleep. I hope to see you around campus.

 

 

Lainey Martinez

Lainey Martinez

Major: Psychology

High School: Pittsburg

 

Hello. My name is Lainey Martinez. I graduated from Pittsburg High School in 2015. This is my second year at LMC as a psychology major, and I plan to transfer in spring 2018.

 

I found LMC to be the best choice for me because the cost to attend is cheaper than a four year university, so I could save money. Also, it gave me more time to look into and explore psychology and universities that I may be interested in transferring to.

 

I am part of the transfer Academy, which has helped me with my education plan, touring universities, and any additional help I need. I have lived in Pittsburg my whole life, so attending LMC gave me that community feeling. I love the small classes, the one-on-one time with professors, and the many resources available for students to further their education. As a student ambassador, I hope to help students with questions, so feel free to ask me anything! :)

 

 

Crystal Ayala

Crystal Ayala

Major: Early Childhood Education

High School: Mount Diablo

 

Hello! My name is Crystal Ayala. I graduated from Mount Diablo High School in 2016 and began attending Los Medanos in the Fall of 2016. This will be my second year as a student at Los
Medanos. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and hope to transfer to a four year college in the spring of 2019.


When I first came to LMC, I wasn't sure if I made the right choice of attending community college, but being in the Transfer Academy has changed my perspective. It is more affordable, and
I am able to find out more about universities that offer my major with the help of counselors, college tours, and university representatives.


In my free time, I love to bake and watch movies.

 

 

Jacob Neel

Jacob NeelMajor: Political Science

High School: Freedom

 

Hello! My name is Jacob Neel and I graduated from Freedom High School in 2015. This will be my third and, more than likely, final year at LMC, as I plan to transfer to either UC Berkeley or UC Davis in the fall of 2018 as a Political Science major and eventually attend graduate school.


I originally went to LMC as a last resort due to the fact that I was not able to afford the tuition at the four-year institution that I was initially planning on attending. However, I did not let this factor affect my enrollment here at LMC as I immediately became involved and joined programs and clubs such as the Honors Program and Alpha Gamma Sigma, aka AGS. During my time here
at LMC I have grown closer to this school as I have met a large array of new people and have made great connections and networking opportunities through this school. Attending LMC was one of the best decisions I could have ever made as it allowed me to truly decide what I want to pursue in life and help me mature into an efficient young adult.


In my free time I like to run, play the drums, and play or watch sports. I’m excited to now be a student ambassador for LMC and I hope to see many of you around campus. If you guys have any questions or concerns you are more than welcome to approach me and I’ll be happy to assist you!

 

 

Kinza Jadoon

Kinza Jadoon

Major: Nursing

High School: Deer Valley

 

Hi, my name is Kinza Jadoon. I graduated from Deer Valley High School in 2015. This is my third and final year at LMC. I am interested in becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Working with kids is something I have always been passionate about and I knew I wanted to do something in the medical field, which is why I chose nursing as my major.

 

My first semester at LMC went smoothly and this is because I joined the Transfer Academy. I can honestly say they have helped me tremendously throughout my college journey. I connected with a variety of students through this program and have made many great friends along the way. Being a part of the Transfer Academy and different clubs on campus has helped me become more involved with students and staff on campus. I believe these are important relationships to have because college can be hard to manage alone and here at LMC, we are all about helping students with their needs throughout their academic life.  I have always enjoyed helping others, so as a student ambassador, I hope to answer any questions students may have and hopefully make attending college a little less stressful for them!   

 

 

Last Updated: 2017.08.16