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Sarah Dreher – 2014 Pedrozzi Scholar

2014 Pedrozzi Scholar, Sarah Dreher, didn’t have much time for rest and relaxation this summer. This independent, hardworking Mills College student coached LHS cheerleading, took two online summer courses, and worked 30 hours per week as the Pedrozzi Foundation student intern. During her 6-week internship, Sarah’s contributions included social media communications, Pedrozzi Scholar outreach, scholarship [...]

Eva Rios – 2011 Pedrozzi Scholar

As the first person in her family to attend college, Eva Rios became a mentor, inspiration and role-model for her older and younger siblings. This 2011 Pedrozzi Scholar put herself through Cal State East Bay, financing her education with scholarships, state and federal financial aid, student loans and her own income. Living at home, Eva [...]

Nikita Bhakta – 2013 Pedrozzi Scholar

2013 Livermore High School alum and Pedrozzi Scholar, Nikita Bhakta, recalls her nursing courses through the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program as one of her favorite high school experiences and the reason she chose nursing as her college focus. While at Livermore High School, Nikita's involvement with the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club helped her realize that she loved to volunteer [...]

Laila Hassen – 2013 Pedrozzi Scholar

Laila Hassen is a Pedrozzi Scholar and STEM advocate. A 2013 Livermore High School graduate, she spends her summers preparing for her future as a Civil and Environmental Engineer. After receiving an Undergraduate Scholarship from Pedrozzi in May 2013, she enrolled at U.C. Davis as a Civil and Environmental Engineering major. She interns in the Environmental Dynamics [...]