Student Speaker 2020
Gabrielle Ante was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and raised in the Philippines. She and her family permanently settled in the United States when she began seventh grade at Arlington High School.
After graduating high school in 2015, Ante enrolled at Riverside City College, where she joined the RCC Women’s Tennis team for two years while pursuing her general education requirements as a Chemical Engineering major. She earned her first degree in Math and Science in 2018.
Ante later discovered that even though she earned the Math and Science degree with the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum plan (IGETC), she was one class short of obtaining the certification. She quickly began investigating and connecting with professors and counselors who helped her towards completion.
Today, she is graduating with seven additional associate degrees in Pre-Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Social and Behavioral Studies, Humanities, and Communications. Her degrees come from a variety of disciplines, like the School of STEM, School of Arts & Humanities, and School of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
She plans to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. In the future, she seeks to gain experience in research and development as a Chemical Engineer while working toward a master’s degree and eventually a doctorate.
Ante comes from a family immersed in the STEM field. Her father is a health care practitioner and her mother is a registered nurse.
Raised in a Filipino culture centered on family and self-development, she owes her success to her family’s support and guidance. Ante aspires to build a strong foundation of knowledge and community by connecting ideas and working hard to apply them in hopes to improve society. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading and drawing.
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