Transfer Success: Sisters transfer to UCLA and UC Berkeley

Transfer Success: Sisters transfer to UCLA and UC Berkeley

After graduating from Redondo Union High School, Marimar Arango followed her big sister Kayla to El Camino College where they both earned associate degrees. When it was time to transfer to a university, however, each sister chose a different direction: Kayla transferred to UCLA in 2014 and Marimar entered UC Berkeley this past August. Despite the longtime rivalry between the universities, they are not too concerned about a potential Golden Bears/Bruins conflict.

“I don’t think there will be any rivalry between us – we are both advocates for higher education,” said Kayla, who is majoring in international development studies at UCLA, with a minor in Latin American studies. “I am happy that we both have the opportunity to be at the two best public universities in the country. Besides, we are both ECC Warriors at heart!”

Kayla and Marimar are among the hundreds of ECC students who transfer to the university of their dreams each year. El Camino College regularly ranks in the top 10 in the state in sending students to the University of California and California State University systems.

“I didn’t think I would grow as much as a student and as a person as I did in these years at El Camino College,” said Marimar, who is majoring in Latin American studies with a minor in women’s studies at UC Berkeley. “El Camino College helped me find my passion of what I want to do for my future.”