Lauren “Cookie” Sambrano was bouncing around from one community college to another unsure of her future or what she wanted out of life.
Grossmont College put her on track. Surrounded by support and enveloped by caring faculty and staff, Sambrano flourished in her studies, transferred to San Francisco State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. Today, Sambrano is living a block from the beach, working as a financial adviser at Morgan Stanley and giving back to Grossmont College with monthly payroll donations to the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges to support others in reaching their educational and career goals
“I’m always going to donate to the Foundation,” Sambrano said. “I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if it wasn’t for Grossmont College.”