Graduate Celia Ramirez will deliver this year’s commencement address. Ramirez shares how she has overcome challenges in her life to pursue her education. Ramirez credits her father with her commitment to education and for being a role model in her life. He taught her how important it was to be there for your children and the importance of education. She experienced homelessness with her husband and children, but Ramierz persevered, and once the family got back on their feet, she enrolled at MiraCosta College, in pursuit of a better life and a career change.
After graduation, Ramierz is excited about her new career in early childhood development. She looks forward to spending more time with her children and also plans to support her husband, as he works toward reaching his goals. She says, “My experience at MiraCosta has had such a huge impact on my life, both academically and personally. It’s a great accomplishment.”