“Being a teacher is really a calling,” said Melo, 29. “I feel very fortunate to work with the students I work with every day. My students empower me. When you’re feeling a little down as a teacher, just listening to a student greet you or being excited walking into the classroom gives you the motivation, the energy to keep going.”
"I carry with me the mentality of always Sí Se Puede, but I take it to another level. I remind myself constantly: Sí Se Puede, Sí Se Pudo, Sí Se Va Poder."
"Albert Ngo is a visionary and his hard work and dedication puts that vision into reality." - Greg Fryan
“I really love that Cal State San Marcos is committed to social justice and serving a diverse community,” McNamara said. “It was a perfect fit for me.”