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An inspirational example of a local high school student taking Bakersfield College, Delano campus classes then graduating from a California University. She continues her life’s journey to places she never thought she would experience.
In 2009, Thalia Solorio started full time at the Bakersfield College Delano Campus following graduation from Cesar E. Chavez High School (CCHS).
At CCHS, she took advantage of early college opportunities, and came to BC already having 20 college units under her belt. While a high school junior and senior, she concurrently enrolled at BC, Cerro Coso College and CCHS.
Although quiet and reserved, Thalia had a deep interest in Communication and Film studies.
She graduated from Bakersfield College in May 2011 with a double major in Communication and Liberal Studies. She transferred to the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and majored in Film and Media. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2013.
She was recently selected to be a Cultural Ambassador by Spain’s Ministry of Education. As a Cultural Ambassador, she will spend a year teaching children and teenagers about North American customs and language.
Thalia is a first generation college student and role model for current and future BC students. Her determination, success, and desire to learn, experience life, and help others do the same, more than justifies her selection as one of BC’s 2013 Centennial stars.
Thalia Solorio's brother, Jorge,