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.