Educational Opportunity Program

Student Success Stories

Angela Lara Lomeli

Angela Lara Lomeli
California State University Northridge
June 2013

Angela Lara Lomeli, of Monterey Park is a Child and Adolescent Development major at CSU Northridge who graduated this past May. She is a first-generation college student who emigrated from Mexico and overcame financial hardships as well as a lack of support from her family to achieve success. She has received numerous awards including the 2013 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, CADV Department Exceptional Achievement & Service Award, the University Scholarship, and a California Speaker of the Assembly Award. She has worked as an academic mentor for student housing, a tutor for the LAUSD, and as a EOP resident mentor and student coordinator for an emerging Parent-Guardian Initiative. She also reaches out to the community through interning with a local middle school and conducting research for the Ronald E. McNair Program. Starting this fall she will begin USC's MSW program to pursue her goal of becoming a high school guidance counselor. Lomeli says that being a part of EOP has challenged her to engage in opportunities that will foster her success and nourished her confidence to believe she could make a difference in this world. EOP made her dream of attending college a reality.

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