Compton resident Justin Medrano attended Warren High School in Downey, Calif. He is a 2014 ECC Compton Center graduate who is currently attending UC Santa Cruz. The political science major, and legal studies minor, plans to one day attend law school. He is interested in immigration law and reform.
Medrano took advantage of the many student services and resources available at ECC Compton Center to help him achieve his dream of transferring to a UC school. He was a financial aid and scholarship recipient, received assistance from the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and regularly used the Transfer Center . "El Camino College Compton Center is a great choice for the start of one's college career. Everyone is so friendly, and students and faculty alike have advice to offer from their own experiences."
As the is the first person in is family to move away from his hometown, one of his proudest moments at ECC Compton Center was earning his associate degree and attending the commencement ceremony. Medrano's advice to first-time college students is simple: "The first semester of college is so important and can make or break your academic career, so stay focused!"