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Photo of SF State student and U.S. Army veteran John Sonza
John Sonza  

John Sonza was accepted to SF State in 2005, but postponed his education to join the U.S. Army. “It opened my eyes to the world,” says the freshman who is studying international relations.

Photo of SF State graduate student Chris Quock
Chris Quock  

Chris Quock, a graduate student in ecology and systematic biology, played a key role in Professor John Hafernik’s groundbreaking study on “zombie bees” which received international attention when it was published.

Photo of SF State Guardian Scholar Jessie Peterson
Jessie Peterson  

Jessie Peterson bounced around the foster care system for most of her young life and is now a junior pursuing a degree in sociology at SF State thanks to the Guardian Scholars Program.

Photo of SF State honor roll student Keenya McDaniel
Keenya McDaniel  

Keenya McDaniel -- star athlete and Honor Roll student -- is two years away from earning a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. She wants to become a music producer and eventually run her own record label.

Photo of SF State Educational Opportunity Program student Nicole Morales Lum
Nicole Morales Lum  

Nicole Morales Lum, a sophomore, aspires to be a doctor. She has found the support she needs to reach her goal in SF State’s Educational Opportunity Program, which provides advising, tutoring, workshops and other crucial services.

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