Student Spotlight: Zach Travatore
Zach is seventeen years old and graduated early from Pioneer Charter High School in Shasta County. Shortly after his graduation he moved to Susanville to live with his mother and he decided to attend Lassen Community College. Zach is currently working toward an A.A. degree in Social Science. He thinks this degree is the best for him because he likes the variety of classes he is able to take. After earning his degree, Zach plans to transfer to a California university. Like many Lassen College students, Zach hasn’t decided on a career but his favorite class so far has been Psychology.
Though this is only Zach’s second semester in college, he is self-motivated and earned good grades in his first semester. Zach thinks the teachers, counselors, and staff at Lassen College have encouraged him to set high goals and have helped him believe in himself. He has a job working on-campus in the mailroom and he thinks that the small campus and friendly atmosphere have allowed him to flourish.
Though he is unsure of his future and is worried about how to pay for a university education, Zach knows that Lassen College is just the first step toward his eventual success. He sees his future as bright and hopes to find love, happiness and peace. In his free time, he would like to research his ancestry and learn more about his family’s history.