Brianna Zatarain, a dual enrollment alumna who served on the student panel at the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Summit last year, will be featured on a virtual roundtable presented by EdSource March 22 (4-5 p.m.): “Dual enrollment: How to increase access for all students.”
Brianna enrolled in dual enrollment classes while a student at Robert F. Kennedy High School in Delano CA through Bakersfield College before completing her bachelor’s degree in liberal students in just three years at Cal State Bakersfield in May 2022.
She is a substitute teacher in McFarland while currently working on a master’s degree at National University. All three colleges are CVHEC member institutions.
The panel, moderated by EdSource reporter Ashley A. Smith, includes prominent higher education experts: Olga Rodriguez, director of the Public Policy Institute of California Higher Education Center and Senior Fellow; Raquel Torres-Retana, dean of Rosemead & Northwest Campuses and Educational Partnerships at Pasadena City College; James Espinoza, principal of Middle College High School in San Bernardino City Unified; and Anne Vasquez, chief executive officer of EdSource.