Kyra Gardner


Kyra Gardner

Transfer to University of Southern California

Major in Business Administration

SMC was an unexpected journey for me but I had so much support from my counselors, professors, and friends. The warm community at SMC made my transition easier and encouraged me to work hard.

My journey at SMC has matured me and helped me grow immensely. My professors helped me to discover my passion for innovation and entrepreneurship while my extracurriculars gave me lifelong friends.

I am most proud of not letting community college discourage me, landing an internship with Minnesota’s 5th District Representative Ilhan Omar through SMC’s Dale Ride program, and getting into my dream school.

With the help of tutoring at SMC, I was able to strengthen my academic weakness and fears. SMC helped me to focus on the courses I needed to transfer and excel in them.

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