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Paul Fein began taking classes at SRJC six years ago while preparing to transfer to Sonoma State University for a kinesiology degree. He returned to SRJC for classes needed for his goal of earning a master’s of science degree in biomedical engineering.
“I was surprised and impressed by the dedication and talent SRJC instructors showed towards their subjects and their students. I’ve had so many opportunities I wouldn’t have expected at a four-year college, including small classes, one-on-one instruction, and unique independent study opportunities. Instructors went the extra mile to assure that my extra eﬀorts were rewarded. My teachers have continually inspired me to keep reaching high.”
As a member of the inaugural SRJC Teaching Fellows program, Paul says, “It’s a great opportunity to test the waters as a teacher. I’m excited to learn more about teaching, and this experience will hopefully make me a better candidate when I apply for a teaching position.”
Lesly Caballero is majoring in Environmental Sciences at SRJC and aspires to transfer to a four-year university for a career in environmental education. She’s passionate about engaging diverse communities in the outdoors. She’s been an intern through “Environment for the Americas” at Muir Woods doing bilingual outreach to families, and was recently selected as one of eight interns nationwide through the “America’s Great Outdoors” grant and will spend the 2013 summer working in Alaska.
“I am the ﬁrst in my family to attend college. SRJC has been a very welcoming school, from the students, instructors to other staﬀ members. Instructors are always available to meet with students during oﬃce hours and this has contributed to my success. The SRJC Puente Program was a positive experience my ﬁrst year because I learned about what the college has to oﬀer and transfer requirements. The dedication of instructors to this program has made me more conﬁdent about my future educational aspirations.”