Shari Carr graduated from the Medical Assisting program in 2009. A CalWORKS student with seven chidren, she passed the California State Certification exam, and currently works in her field in two capacities. She assists the elderly at a senior housing facility, and at San Francisco General Hospital, where she works in several departments: pediatrics, positive health (HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hematology, Sickle Cell), General Medicine (Renal, Lipid, Diabetics), OB/GYN (Prenatal) and phlebotomy.
Rene Rodriguez, also a 2009 youth graduate (21 years old) of the Medical Assisting program, currently works for Kaiser Pediatric Services as a medical assistant. He is the only son of his single mother, and is happy to be able to help her with the household bills.
Bayardo Gutierrez graduated from the Medical Assisting program in 2008 at the age of 17, one month after arriving in the U.S. from Nicaragua. Bayardo has already passed the California State Certification exam and works for Dr. Xavier Barrios at the Los Portales Medical Center in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Jose Alvarez graduated from the Office Technology/ Clerical program from MLVS in 2007, and now supervises 58 people as an Assistant Team Leader at Whole Foods. He also was instrumental in helping a more recent graduate from MLVS’ Culinary program, Nelson Claros-Lee, get hired at Whole Foods to work with him in food preparation.
Luz Andrea Rodriguez Bandala graduated from MLVS in 2008, passed the California State Medical Assistant Certification in 2009, and now works for the California Pacific Medical Center Physician’s Foundation as a Patient Services Representative.
Royce Bonilla Hurtado completed his studies at MLVS’ Latino Cuisine Culinary Academy in 2009, went on to continue his education at the California Culinary Academy after working in a local fine dining restaurant; and now works as a pastry chef at the Google campus for Bon Appetit Management. Royce was the Alumni Award recipient at MLVS' 43rd anniversary celebration on October 28, 2011.