A headshot of Stephanie RodarteAt just 18 years old, Stephanie Rodarte has already achieved a lot. 

On May 26, she was one of 12 Middle College High School (MCHS) students to graduate from SBVC with a perfect 4.0 GPA, as well as one of 29 students to graduate with an associate’s degree along with her high school diploma. 

This Fall, she will be starting her Bachelor’s Degree at UCLA, majoring in molecular biology. Stephanie is a first-generation college graduate with a sister who also attended MCHS. 

When asked about what inspired her to pursue a career in science, Stephanie credits the academic environment at SBVC more than anything else. “My experiences here have been instrumental in shaping my career outlook,” she says. 

After graduating from UCLA, Stephanie aspires to continue her education by either attending grad school or medical school. 

“My dream career is to be a medical researcher.” 

Congratulations Stephanie.