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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,” he says. John studied international relations.

Chris Quock
Chris Quock  

Chris Quock, who studied 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.

Jessie Peterson
Jessie Peterson  

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

Keenya McDaniel
Keenya McDaniel  

Keenya McDaniel was a star athlete and Honor Roll student. She studied Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. She wants to become a music producer and eventually run her own record label.

Nicole Morales Lum
Nicole Morales Lum  

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

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