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Alumni Profiles

Jibranh Jibby Ortega

Jibranh (Jibby) Ortega graduated from Elsie Allen High School in 2011. Jibby, an Elsie Allen University Center student, was accepted at a number of four-year colleges on the East Coast and in California. He chose to enroll at the Santa Rosa Junior College. After two years, Jibby transferred to Sonoma State University, where he majors in Global Studies. Jibby has been selected to be a member of the Sonoma State University Model United Nations delegation, which will represent Cuba in April 2014 in New York. More than 5,000 students from around the world will be representing other nations. To fulfill the internship requirement for his major, Jibby has volunteered at Casa del Migrante, a Catholic relief agency located in Tijuana, which serves immigrants who have been exploited or are trying to reach the United States and are separated from their families. After obtaining his teacher's credential, Jibby hopes to return to Elsie Allen to teach social science and world languages.



Carolina Soto


Carolina Soto came to the United States with her family when she was six-years-old. An Elsie Allen High School, University Center student, Carolina took the most rigorous classes offered at Elsie Allen and successfully completed classes at Sonoma State University, while in high school. She was president of the awardwinning Elsie Allen Interact Club. In high school, she helped organize events and lobbied, along with her mom, in support of the Dream Act. The Press Democrat honored Carolina as the top Sonoma County high school senior in the community service category. She is now a freshman pre-med student at the Santa Rosa Junior College. As a result of a Rotary scholarship, Carolina was able to obtain her license as a certified nurse's assistant.  This has enabled her to work at a Fountaingrove assisted-living facility, providing elder care, to save for the cost of the four-year college to which she will transfer.


Madeleine Garcia

Madeleine (Maddie) Garcia. At the age of seven, Maddie Gracia moved to the United States from Vera Cruz. Maddie graduated from Elsie Allen High School in 2010. In high school, Maddie learned how to be a successful university student in her AVID classes, which started at 7 a.m. each morning. In addition to making honor roll each semester, she was a star volleyball and basketball player. Maddie could not afford to purchase textbooks at the Santa Rosa Junior College. That did not stop her. She is now a junior at Pacific Union College in Angwin, where she has an A- average. Maddie plans to become a high school social science teacher.