Imelda Jimenez

Bachelor of Science: Biology




Paso Robles, California

My Greatest Supporters

My beautiful family, supportive professors, and amazing friends. Mom and Dad, thank you for providing me endless love and support while I embarked on this journey. Your unwavering faith pushed me forward, los amo mucho. To my amazing friends who put a smile a face every single day and made my college experience so much easier. Thank you, my compassionate professors who constantly encouraged me.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I had many amazing memories during my time at SMC, my favorite would probably be my first night living on campus. My roommate Kris and I were on the floor eating peaches while reflecting on how far we have come as first-generation students and what we hope to accomplish during our time at Saint Mary's. I am also going to miss the Trader Joe's runs with Marilyn and eating at homeroom all the time.

My Next Chapter

I hope to continue my academic journey at SFSU, and partake in their Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program while I prep for physician's assistant school. I am looking forward to embarking my journey in medicine.

Clubs and Activities

-Co-president of Baile Folklorico Grupo Guadalupano
-High Potential Program
-Researcher in the Garrison Lab
- Chemistry tutor at TASC

Favorite Quote

“Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves; just as in the experiment, we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen, for example, would come from the breath of the person you love; the candle could be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches.”
― Laura Esquivel