For some this will be the first time you get to meet Roxy. She will be our FIRST alumni spotlight in “What’s Your Story?” On Taft College Multiply (TCM).

College was never not an option for Roxy. Her dream after high school was to immediately get into a 4 yr university. She applied to 16 colleges and only got into 2, Taft College and CSUB. Instead of looking at this as a setback, Roxy took her situation as a new challenge and didn’t back down. From her first steps on Taft College’s campus she knew the doors of opportunity were starting to open and she would waste no time walking through them.

Roxy realized her SAT and ACT scores weren’t high enough for the other 14 colleges. She decided to go to Taft College and start making her way. Taft College changed her life. Roxy says many people contributed to her journey this far, and if it weren’t for their influence she wouldn’t be were she is today. Fred Holmes, John Kopp, Cindy Patterson, The Wonderful Company, Chevron, Brian Jean, The Taft College Foundation, and many more. Below is a little snapshot of Roxy’s work, determination and ambition. Roxy is just beginning her journey and our T.C. family can’t wait to see what she does. Congratulations Roxy for all your accomplishments and more to come. We are proud of you.


White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Intern
at U.S. Department of Education: Jun 2017 – present (Executive Intern)

at Ednovate Inc
Jan 2017 – present
Logistics Manager and Program Leader

at Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation
Aug 2015 – Dec 2016
Summer Recruiter

at Migrant Education Region 5
Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
CEO and Founder

at College is Out There Program
Jun 2014 – Jun 2016
STARS Operations Intern

at Chevron
Jun 2014 – Feb 2016
Summer Logistics Manager for Wonderful Education College Camps

at The Wonderful Company
Jun 2015 – Aug 2015
Cook and on cash register

at Wendy’s Restaurant
May 2013 – May 2014
Staff Writer

at Taft Midway Driller, Newspaper
Aug 2013 – Jan 2014

Master of Public Administration – MPA, 2019, University of Southern California
Public Policy, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 2018, University of Southern California
Business Administration, Associate of Science (A.S.), 2016, Taft College
Liberal Arts- Math and Science, Associate of Arts (A.A.), 2016, Taft College