Formerly incarcerated student at Allan Hancock credits professor for changing his life
Friday, June 5, 2020
by Genelle Padilla
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Published by KEYT
“I noticed someone who looked a little - quote - rough, a little out of place, and everything about me professionally, personally wanted me to connect with him,” said Lynn Becerra-Valencia, Assistant Professor of Personal Development.
Becerra-Valencia walked Raygoza to various campus resources on his first day - a simple gesture that made a world of a difference.
“If she wouldn’t have done that, I would have quit,” said Raygoza.
Raygoza began meeting with other parolees on campus for support and empathy, and eventually created a club on campus called Beyond Incarceration Greater Education or B.I.G.E.