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Honoring 2020 Graduates by Emma Landry


You didn’t get the celebration you deserved for all of your hard work. COVID-19 has taken so much from so many people, and from you, it has taken your senior year and well-earned graduation ceremony. Nobody can ever replace this experience, but we wanted to take some time to honor you. Congratulations on the completion of your respective degrees, and know that your hard work will be honored in the future. We hope to be doing our part to honor you in any way we can, and we wish you luck in your future endeavors, whatever they may be.

The Class of 2020!

Anna Lehmer

Liberal Studies with Human Development Concentration

Future Plans:

Attending Loyola Marymount Credential and Masters program, with the end goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”  -Winston Churchill

Beth Oakes

Business Administration with Accounting Concentration

Future Plans:

Has a job as an accountant at a small local firm called Galloway & Associates in Santa Maria and has already started studying to take the CPA exam.

Lainy Sessa

First-Generation, Summa Cum Laude

Hutchins School of Liberal Studies with Human Development Concentration

Future Plans:

Going to the University of San Francisco’s Master of Arts in Teaching & Credential program with a goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. 

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Gianna Pendleton


Business Administration with Accounting Concentration 

Future Plans:

Attending grad school to receive a Masters in Science in Accounting.

“Even in the darkest days, the sun will rise” -Victor Hugo

Rebecca DeMent

Philosophy with Pre-Law Concentration, Minor in Business

Future Plans:

Entering 1L at UC Hastings College of Law

“Well behaved womxn rarely make history” -Elenor Roosevelt

Megan Hicks 

Hutchins School of Liberal Studies 

Future Plans:

Attending McGeorge School of Law after graduation to peruse J.D

“Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.”  -Esther 4:14

Hannah Schmid

Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine 

Future Plans:

To become an occupational therapist with a concentration in neurorehabilitation in Los Angeles

Lindsey Yip

Cum Laude, Art Studio with Works on Paper Concentration

Future Plans:

Hope to get a job possibly in the museum or gallery field

“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” -Proverbs 31:25

Kenya Wheeler


Future Plans:

Going to pursue a masters in clinical psychology

Francesca Rehbein

Kappa Delta Zeta, Psychology

Future Plans:

Wants to go on to continue education in counseling, music therapy, or social work.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” -Gandhi

Cameron Jones


Future Plans

Wants to get a job in education and eventually a masters in education

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Angela Chmelicek

Business with Management Concentration, Minor in Political Science

“You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me as you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.” -Tom Brokaw

Anna Gutierrez

Sociology, Minor in Human Development

Future Plans:

Taking a gap year and then applying to grad school

Eduardo Roman Barajas

Computer Science

Future Plans:

Hoping to get any software job, but would prefer to be in network and security

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” -Albert Einstein

Shannon Manhoso 

Biology with Molecular and Cell Biology Concentration

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” -Maya Angelou

Taylor Gaydon

English with Creative Writing Concentration

Future Plans:

Attending grad school in Literature at Sonoma State University

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid” -Jane Austen

Danielle Estrada 

B.A. Communications/Media Studies

Future Plans:

Trying to find a job in the Public Relations field while navigating through this pandemic. Hopefully leading to work in Public relations, marketing, social media, or Human Resources for Disney.

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Nelsy Mejia

Early Childhood Development 

Future Plans:

Plans to work in a woman’s shelter specifically in programs with new mothers/incoming mothers and supporting positive interactions with their children while also helping with finding resources for families who are struggling with homelessness. In five years, would like to pursue a master’s degree and open a women’s shelter.

“No one will ever hate yourself more than you will hate yourself so remember to always be kind to yourself”

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