The mission of Pursuit of Excellence - South Bay is to provide financial support and mentoring to low income, often first generation, hard-working students helping them fulfill their dream of earning a college degree. We match the students with a mentor who guides them through the challenges of college until graduation, and helps them prepare for the work-place. Having a meaningful internship is part of the preparation.

Below are the resumes of some of our students listed by interest and majors. Next to their names are the expected year of graduation and their major. Click on the student’s name for a link to their resume.


Art & Design; Film, Video and Media

Monica Chavez Pena  - 2023 - Film, Video and Electronic Arts

Business and Marketing

Daisy Menera Camacho  - 2021 - Business Administration

Fernando Perez  - 2023 - Business Management

Education and Child Development

Jacquelin Aspeitia  - 2022 - Biology with a minor in Education

Science, Engineering, and Technology

Polus Gorgees  - 2023 - Software Engineering

Jasmine Nguyen  - 2023 - Bioscience

Mariah Serratos  - 2023 - Computer Science


Rhodas Melesse  - 2023 - Nursing

Social Sciences

Alicia Gomez  - 2022 - Sociology, Criminology, Law

Diana Olivares  - 2022 - Sociology and Social Justice

Jesus Salazar  - 2023 - Psychology