Jimmie Lamar Smith

Federal Glover/NRG Scholar

Jimmie is a Los Medanos College student who plans to pursue a Biomedical Engineering degree at UC Davis. Experiencing homelessness while still a student made focus on survival – forcing him to quit volunteering to focus on work, becoming more self-reliant, and learning how to respond constructively to difficult situations. He cast away any doubts and came out of the situation while maintaining good grades. Jimmie’s ultimate goal is to become a medical physician & neurosurgeon and make a difference in people’s lives.