Ivan De Los Santos, Student Trustee, 2013-2014
Born in Vallejo, California, Ivan De Los Santos is a first generation Mexican
American who was raised in Richmond, California. After graduating from Contra
Costa College (CCC) Middle College High School, he joined the United States Navy
in 2008 and was admitted into the prestigious Naval Nuclear Power Program. Upon
completion of the program, Ivan was qualified as an Engineering Laboratory
Technician on board the USS Enterprise monitoring radiation levels and
preventing radioactive contamination. During his military service, he received
the Commanding Officer's Personal Excellence Award, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Ivan completed and received Liberal Arts degrees in Social and Behavioral
Sciences, and Math and Science at CCC in 2013. He is currently studying
Chemistry and Arts and Humanities, and plans to transfer to UC Berkeley majoring
in Chemistry. Ivan is active in a number of CCC student clubs including Mind
Over Body, Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society and the Center for Science
Excellence. He also finds time to tutor math and science for the Adelante and
Gateway to College programs, and volunteers for the METAS program.
As the Student Trustee, Ivan aspires to make quality higher education
available and accessible to anyone who wants to learn.