• Meet Your SOAR Team Leaders


  • Adrianna Sara Herrejon-Giddings

    Name: Adrianna Sara Herrejon-Giddings
    Hometown: Gresham,Oregon. Las Canoas, Michoacán
    Grade: freshaman
    High school attended: Gresham high school
    Program of study: General studies
    Must watch movie or must read book: Demian by Hermen Hesse
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Butter and empty milk carton
    My ideal playlist includes: bound 2: Kanye west breezeblocks: alt-j My kind of women: poppy Nights: Frank Ocean La Morditida: Ricky Martin Pink+White: Frank Ocean Wet Dreamz : J-cole
    I chose MHCC because: Convenience
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: To meet new people and Expiernece new things and open new doors in my life
    After MHCC, I plan to: Invest in the Mexican economy and make my family rich


    Nyasia Grant

    Name: Nyasia Grant
    Hometown: Queens, New York
    Grade: Sophomore
    High school attended: William Cullen Bryant
    Program of study: Sociology
    Must watch movie or must read book: The Avenger's
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Lots of food to feed my growing family.
    My ideal playlist includes: A mixture of R&B, Pop, Reggaeton, and Hip Hop
    I chose MHCC because: It was close to my house and a family member recommend the school to me.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I'm excited because I now have the chance to make a difference to a future student or anyone else who may be interested in the college.
    After MHCC, I plan to: transfer to PSU to further my education and obtain my bachelor's and Masters in social work/phycology. To become a social worker for kids in foster care.


    Raleigh De Leon

    Name: Raleigh De Leon
    Hometown: Troutdale
    Grade: Third Year
    High school attended: Reynolds High School
    Program of study: Nursing
    Must watch movie or must read book: The Tao of Wu
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Filipino food that my dad cooked
    My ideal playlist includes: Mostly 90's Hip Hop: Biggie Smalls, Big Pun, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, MF Doom, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest.
    Current Hip Hop: Capital Steez, Vince Staples, Tyler The Creator.
    I chose MHCC because: The nursing program and the inexpensive tuition
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I have the ability to meet new people and create new relationships.
    After MHCC, I plan to: If I am not accepted into the nursing program I will get my CNA and barber license.


    Daniel Perez

    Name: Daniel Perez
    Hometown: Gresham, OR
    Grade: Sophomore
    High school attended: Gresham High School
    Program of study: Business
    Must watch movie or must read book: Shoe Dawg by Phil Knight, or The Great Gatsby. I don’t have a favorite movie, there are too many good movies to choose from.
    If you look into my fridge you will find: A wide variety of different foods, too much to put on here
    My ideal playlist includes: Drake, Future, maybe some Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller, or anything that has a solid beat
    I chose MHCC because: It was close to home, and cheap. I wasn’t offered money by any universities, and I figured it was the best option for me, which it was.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I love helping others, and this is an awesome way for me to do it. Talking to students who think they may or may not go to college, and then telling them that they can, is a phenomenal experience. Explaining to students how they can thrive here is easily one of the best things about being on the SOAR team.


    Kyle

    Name: Kyle Peterson
    Hometown: Sandy, Oregon.
    Grade: I am a sophomore at Mt. Hood Community College
    High school attended: Sandy High School
    Program of study: Business/Accounting
    Must watch movie or must read book: Baby Driver is the greatest movie ever made and Stephen King’s”IT” is the best horror novel ever made. Facts.
    If you look into my fridge you would find: a lot of Siracha. Siracha is one of Mother Earth’s greatest gifts.
    My ideal playlist includes: Seether, Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Tool, Shinedown and a lot of Metallica.
    I chose MHCC because: To me it was a good starting point for me and was a lot more convenient financially and I did not have to leave home just yet.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I will get to know the students around campus more through tours and visits, and to bond with my fellow Soar members.
    After MHCC, I plan to: transfer to Portland State University and continue my education in Business and Accounting.


    Richard Perez-Morales

    Name: Richard Perez-Morales
    Hometown: San Pablo Huixtepec Oaxaca, Mexico
    Grade: Sophmore
    High school attended: Rosemary Anderson High School
    Program of study: Architectural Engineering
    Must watch movie or must read book: book: Bottled Up
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Nothing young Richy boy likes *sad face emoji*
    My ideal playlist includes: Common, gramatik, Etta james, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, SPM, Gorge Benson, Kodak Black, Ritchie Valens, Celly Cell, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys.
    I chose MHCC because: Out of all the colleges I seen, MHCC is where I felt the most welcome. Love the vibe that's for sure! Nothing better than being surrounded by good people.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: My whole life I was taught that I was going to grow up to work and nothing more. No one in my family believed in my dreams and didn't expect me to go to college. I was never exposed to college and I don't want the same for future generations or even kids in the same position as me. I know I would've love to have someone tell me there are opportunity's everywhere. So I just want to let those who think it’s not possible that opportunity is everywhere what are you willing to about it?
    After MHCC, I plan to: Work for a company that can use my wonderful skills.


    Alondra Gaeta-Gandara

    Name: Alondra Gaeta-Gandara
    Hometown: Hood River, OR
    Grade: Freshman
    High school attended: Hood River Valley High School
    Program of study: Surgical Technology
    Must watch movie or must read book: My must watch movie is Everything, Everything.
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Old pasta and hummus.
    My ideal playlist includes: Higher by Kolohe Kai
    I chose MHCC because: The school is accepting to everyone and provides many resources to help you out in your college journey
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: Soar connects you to many students and gets you involved.
    After MHCC, I plan to: Work in my study and travel.


    Louis Diana Cyprien

    Name: Louis Diana Cyprien
    Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    Grade: 1st year
    High school attended: Centennial High School
    Program of study: Psychology
    Must watch movie or must read book: Frozen, and The five love languages
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Chicken, eggs and cooked rice
    My ideal playlist includes: Love songs
    I chose MHCC because: I love the community and it’s affordable
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I love meeting new people and being a part of my college community.
    After MHCC, I plan to: attend PSU for my Master degree


    Male Silo

    Name: Cesar Adan Higuera
    Hometown: Santa Ana CA
    Grade: Rookie
    High school attended: Gresham High School
    Program of study: Business
    Must watch movie or must read book: Boondock Saints
    If you look into my fridge you will find: .....Serrano Peppers
    My ideal playlist includes: Tierra Cali, Old Kanye, and Token
    I chose MHCC because: I grew up in town most of my childhood
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: It will keep me connected and focused on success while building a family of friends.
    After MHCC, I plan to: Continue studying at a University