Shafter Learning Center Team Member: Diana Diaz
Diana Diaz is a Shafter native and graduate of Shafter High School (Class of 2011). She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she double majored in Political Science and Italian, going on to graduate in 2015 (Go Gauchos!). During her undergraduate career, she lived in Bologna, Italy. She enriched her education by taking courses for her majors at the Università di Bologna, the first university in the Western world (established in 1088). Diana is currently applying to graduate school and hopes to obtain her master’s degree in Political Science.
Shafter Learning Center Team Member: Evelyn Belmontes
Evelyn Belmontes graduated from Shafter High School in 2015. She is currently pursuing a degree in Economics at California State University of Bakersfield. Evelyn plans on staying at California State University of Bakersfield and obtaining a master's degree in Business Administration. She believes that education is a very important key in life and wants to influence others to keep striving for more knowledge. Evelyn enjoys helping others achieve their goals and hopes to one day have a great impact on her community.
Shafter Learning Center Team Member: Joel Perez Govea
Joel Perez Govea is a Shafter High School graduate (Class 2011) who also graduated from the University of California Berkeley (Class 2017) with a double major in Marine Science and Environmental Science while minoring in Spanish Literature and Composition, Integrative Biology, and the Cal Teach Credential Program. He was the first in his family to graduate from both a high school and a university. Joel will be working on applying to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in teaching/counseling, or a Ph.D. program to do research on the MegaFloods that occur in California every 150-200 years. He plans to teach elementary school or high school students in the near future. Joel has lived in Shafter for most of his life and is looking forward to serving as a resource and giving back to this community.