Berkeley City College’s “BCC in the Community” shares stories about students and meets them where they are. President Garcia visited BCC student Sofia Laguna Milian at her internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Milian previously interned with Bayer while she was a Berkeley High School student, graduating in 2021.
“At the lab, I’ve been studying water from a contaminated aquifer and searching for bacteria and logging it for the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab,” said Laguna. “It’s exciting to continue this internship through the partnership with BCC’s biotechnology program!”
Laguna is a first-generation college student hoping to transfer to a four-year college in 2024. Her top choices right now are University of Hawaii Manoa and UC Davis. Along with working her internship and taking classes, she works part-time at Target to help support her family. President Garcia loved to meet Sofia and encourages her to keep working towards success.