HCS Department Alumni Features


Natalia Gonzalez, Class of 2020

Natalia transferred to Cal Poly from Ventura College. She was completely new to agriculture and is the first person in her family to pursue an agricultural career. She is now the Farm Manager at Templeton Valley Farms. Read more about Natalia's journey.

Jacob Ruiz, Class of 2020

Jacob is a first-generation college graduate, born and raised in San Francisco. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Integrative Biology from San Francisco State University. Read more about Jacob's adventures in science.


Rashaan Souikane, Class of 2020

Rashaan is pursuing a master's degree in crop science here at Cal Poly and credits the experiences gained as an undergraduate for his interest in research. Read more about Rashaan's avocado project and future plans.


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