Criminal Justice major Daisy Alvarado succesfully matriculated through West L.A. College and is set to attend Cal State University Dominguez Hills as a Pathways Academy participant. She aspires to be a United States Marine Officer after graduation.
An athlete and an academic, Daisy states to West L.A. news, “West athletics team became my family and made my experience here at West amazing!”
Ms. Alvarado’s participation in Pathways Academy, which is a partnership between West Los Angeles College and CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) that will help to facilitate the transfer process for students. This program is designed for West students majoring in Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Digital Media Arts, STEM, or Teacher Preparation, who plan to complete a 4-year degree program at CSUDH.
Currently, Pathways Academy mentors over 80 students at West L.A. Students who finish at the community college usually go on to complete their bachelor’s degree in two years once they arrive to CSUDH.
Sandra Ramos, Pathways coordinator at CSUDH says that the hands-on mentoring and the effort to provide resources to participants helps students excel in their respective majors.
Pathways Academy is a federally funded grant program.