SMC Young Alumni

The SMC Young Alumni Council (YAC) fosters an active community of committed students and alumni to provide a global network of opportunities and resources in the spirit of mentorship, outreach, and education that promotes a lifelong connection to SMC. To learn more about how you can be involved, email us at alumni@smc.edu.



Andrew Lu
Bachelor of Arts, Asian American Studies, UC Irvine '13
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Santa Monica College '10
Certificate of Achievement, Public Policy, SMC '13
Director of Activities, Associated Students of Santa Monica College '09
Inter-Club Council Vice Chair, Associated Students of Santa Monica College '08

"My goal in education is to never stop learning… to continue my education regardless of how much I’ve learned. Currently, I am saving for Graduate school to obtain my Masters in Public Policy.

As the newly appointed Chair of the Young Alumni Council, I intend to build on the accomplishments of the past year. My focus this year is on growing active participation from our recent grads and growing the organization of the Young Alumni Council."

Christina Booker
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, CSU Dominguez Hills '08
Associate of Arts, Accounting, Santa Monica College '04
Black Collegians Club President, Santa Monica College '03                                                                     

"My goal in education is to achieve a Master’s in Public Administration

In this particular college, I believe the bridge from SMC to the 4 year university is essential. For those who are only obtaining the AA, our Alumni Association can be the source or bridge between their AA and assisting them to move forward in their careers (i.e. career workshops). Further, our Alumni Association is here to motivate the current student population, demonstrating that their presence matters."

Luis Barrera
Masters in Public Administration, CSUN 201
Bachelor of Arts, Film Studies, UC Berkeley '06
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Santa Monica College '03                                                   Associated Students President, Santa Monica College 2002-2003

"I seek a Doctorate in Education, specializing in Adult Basic Education and Technical Training

I intend to help advocate for policies and activities that promote greater opportunities for alumni of SMC."

Elizabeth Mullens
Bachelors in Mass Communications, UC Berkeley '11
Bachelors in Media Studies, UC Berkeley '11
Associate’s Degree in Transfer Studies, Santa Monica College '09

"My time at SMC was life changing and after I transferred I always found a special connection with other students who had also transferred from SMC. I realized that the shared bond was the feeling of an alum, so I hope to activate the network and spread the word that having an SMC experience changes your life."

Trisha Mazumder
Bachelor of Arts Degree – University of California, Los Angeles
Science A.A. Degree – Santa Monica College

"My future direction of study will be in the field of Education. I wish to teach elementary school students and serve as an outreach coordinator for local universities.

As a recent graduate, I have a network system with a variety of organizations around the LA area. In addition, I’m a team player, able to work with others, highly organized and detail oriented. I believe these skills are vital to my role as a membership chair on the Young Alumni Council."

Kayo Johnson
Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Loyola Marymount University, 2014                                     Associate of Arts, Santa Monica College, 2012
Member of SMC Honor Council Board
Police Cadet, Santa Monica College
Ambassador for Black Collegians Club
PTK, AGS member

"I seek a Masters in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate. One day I want to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Tsang and be President of Santa Monica College.

An alumni association is at the heart of being the change that you want to see in the community."

Miriam Alvizures
Counseling Psychology, MFT, University of San Francisco '16
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, California State University, Northridge '12
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Santa Monica College '10
Dean's List for High Academic Achievement, Psychology, CSUN '10-'12
Honors Graduate, Santa Monica College '10

"My overall goal is to one day become a licensed psychologist." With a commitment to service and support, I like to remind current students to “passionately pursue what you love with integrity, an open heart, and perseverance. Be prepared to fall and get right up again."

Miriam served as Chair for the 2012-2013 Young Alumni Council. She continues to support our commitment to Activate the SMC Alumni Network and strives to connect current students with SMC Alum. As an SMC Alumna Miriam is “Proud to be SMC.”

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