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Comet Story: Andrew Almacen

Meet Andrew Almacen, alumni from the class of 2016.

Fast facts about Andrew:

  • Grew up in Pinole and attended Ellerhorst Elementary, Pinole Middle and Pinole Valley High Schools
  • Attended Contra Costa College 2013-2016
  • CCC activities and awards include: Student Ambassador, Dean’s List, USDA Scholar, Center for Science Excellence, Anatomy Teaching Assistant, tutor (calculus, statistics, chemistry, and anatomy)
  • Interned with the USDA and Amyris, a biofuel company
  • Graduated in 2016 as a Presidential Scholar with a Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Science and Math, a STEM certificate, and a Pre-Allied Health certificate
  • Was accepted as a transfer student into one of 10 spots available at the UCLA School of Nursing

Watch Andrew talk about how CCC helped him grow, learn and achieve academic success.