All the World’s a Stage at SMC

Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau has a long list of credits on IMDB, and Santa Monica College is credited in his bio for helping launch his acting career. Actor Jocko Sims uses a technique he learned here and teaches it to other actors he coaches. An SMC professor coached Anthony Richardson for a Julliard audition—and you know the rest of the story. Read More.

Mercedes Garcia

Mercedes’s American Dreams

Mercedes Garcia dreamed of being a hairdresser and an artist—the dream led her across the U.S.-Mexico border and eventually to Santa Monica. Read More

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Helping Every Child Move Forward

Stefanie Solyom and Nicole Bautista wanted to help children with disabilities reach for the stars. Read More

Michael Grant

Becoming a Digital Storyteller

Michael Grant, creative director at the San Francisco Business Times, has enjoyed a successful career. Guess where he reinvented himself? Read More

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SMC Bragging Rights

A poem reaches over 3 million readers, a trustee is instrumental in bringing 'Hot Art' to life, and a police sergeant helps feed the hungry. Read More

Aboubacar Maguette

A Recipe for Raspberry Pi

Aboubacar Maguette Conde traveled all the way from Conakry, Guinea to get to SMC. A world with many new doors awaited him. Read More