Neurobiology major, UC Irvine
As a 2013 Mt. SAC graduate, Yomeri Castuera looks forward to continuing her education at UC Irvine and fulfilling her dream to become a physician. But her dreams weren’t always so secure, until she experienced Mt. SAC.
“I love Mt. SAC,” she says. “It’s where I laid the foundation for my education and success. My experience there gave me the confidence, study skills, and knowledge to do well here at UCI.”
In high school, academics were not exactly at the top of her list. “It was only once I came to Mt. SAC that I started to take school and studying seriously,” she says.
Yomeri took advantage of the many opportunities Mt. SAC offers. She got involved in student government and eventually joined the Honors Program—building confidence in her abilities and leadership skills along the way.
But it wasn’t easy. There were plenty of long hours and times she wanted to give up.
“The support I received from my professors and advisors encouraged me to continue,” she says. They are all here to help students.”
A neurobiology major, Yomeri plans to become a physician, because she wants to give back to the community—much like she was helped during her days as a Mt. SAC student.
“If it wasn’t for Mt. SAC, I don’t think I would be where I am today,” she says.