Sequoia Stanley

Ellen Williams & Brad Macy Scholar (2017)

From the time she was a young child, Sequoia Stanley has had to deal with murder of those close to her—her father, her fiancé, a close friend, and the father of her first son. By 2007, she had three children, a second fiancé had left her, and she had no job. She enrolled at Los Medanos College in 2008 with the help of CalWORKS and financial aid, is passionate about education, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. Her goal is to become a family therapist and youth counselor in order to help others.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education at Cal State-East Bay.  She hopes to use the advanced degree to advance within the Contra Costa Community College District, where she is working as an Outreach Program Assistant for the TRIO Program at DVC.

2010 Bio

Nikki Maziasz Scholar (2010)

From the time she was a young child, Sequoia Stanley has had to deal with murder of those close to her father, her fiancé, a close friend, and the father of her first son. By 2007, she had three children, a second fiancé had left her, and she had no job. She enrolled at Los Medanos College in 2008 with the help of CalWORKS and financial aid, is passionate about education, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. Her goal is to become a family therapist and youth counselor in order to help others.