• Meet Your SOAR Team Leaders


  • Juan Guillermo Perez-Torres

    Name: Juan Guillermo Perez-Torres
    Hometown: Gresham, OR
    Grade: Sophomore
    High school attended: Gresham High School
    Program of study: General Studies
    Must watch movie or must read book: Blood In Blood Out, Stand and Deliver, The Purge, Fury, Saving Private Ryan, The Outsiders
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Tortilla, rice, beans, cheese, chicharrones, fruit, veggies, milk, juice, soda.
    My ideal playlist includes: Corridos, banda, rancheras, nortenos, sirreno, rap, hip-hop, rock.
    I chose MHCC because: The campus is easy to get to, very diverse, and very friendly.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I want to welcome new students to the campus.
    After MHCC, I plan to: hopefully find what I want to do as a career and transfer to PSU.


    Alvaro Alvarado-Reyes

    Name: Alvaro Alvarado-Reyes
    Hometown: Ventura, CA
    Grade: Freshman
    High school attended: Sam Barlow High School/ Centennial High School
    Program of study: General Studies
    Must watch movie or must read book: Blood In Blood Out, Mi Familia.
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Jarritos, soda, eggs, horchata, fruits, tortillas.
    My ideal playlist includes: Corridos, oldies, Chicano rap, Chicano lowrider oldies, cumbias, and sirreno.
    I chose MHCC because: I’m the first person in my family to graduate from high school, and I’m the first member of my family that is going to attend college so MHCC is a great school to start my college career.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I want to meet new people and gain knowledge.
    After MHCC, I plan to: I want to transfer to Oregon State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree.


    Daniel Perez

    Name: Daniel Perez
    Hometown: Gresham, OR
    Grade: Freshman
    High school attended: Gresham High School
    Program of study: Business Administration
    Must watch movie or must read book: Race or Fast and Furious series. Book: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight.
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Jello, yogurt, fruit, leftovers, and milk.
    My ideal playlist includes: I listen to a lot of hip-hop like J. Cole, Drake, and little bit of Future. I also enjoy other genres but hip-hop/rap is my main one.
    I chose MHCC because: I received the Oregon Promise grant and it is close to my house.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I get to meet new people and tell them about Mt. Hood and all it has to offer.
    After MHCC, I plan to: transfer to Portland State University and get my master’s in Business Administration.


    Richard Perez

    Name: Richard Perez
    Hometown: Oaxaca, Mexico
    Grade: Freshmen
    High school attended: Rosemary Anderson High School
    Program of study: General Studies
    Must watch movie or must read book: Book: Bottled Up, Movie: Oldboy
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Nothing that I like.
    My ideal playlist includes: Oldies, rap, hip-hop, jazz, rock, rock n’ roll, and cumbias.
    I chose MHCC because: SOAR is giving me the chance to go to college and follow my dream. Not only did they give me a chance, but they offered a lot of help and that’s exactly what I need.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because:
    After MHCC, I plan to: I would like to transfer to a 4-year university.


    Miriam Leusca

    Name: Miriam Leusca
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Grade: Freshman
    High school attended: Reynolds High School
    Program of study: Business Administration
    Must watch movie or must read book: Dirty Dancing and Kill Bill 1 & 2
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Raw almonds, coffee, Haagen Das coffee ice cream, avocados.
    My ideal playlist includes: Panic! At the Disco, any old Kanye West album, Bad Suns, Fall Out Boy.
    I chose MHCC because: It’s a lot more affordable than most colleges, and works around my busy schedule.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I get to be involved, and I get to be a role model on the MHCC campus.
    After MHCC, I plan to: be a business owner, the boss of something, or travel the world.


    Kymon Robbs

    Name: Kymon Robbs
    Hometown: Silverhill, AL
    Grade: Sophomore
    High school attended: Robertsdale High School
    Program of study: AAOT
    Must watch movie or must read book: Harlem Nights
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Fruits, veggies, peanut butter, eggs, and watermelon.
    My ideal playlist includes: James Bay, YG, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, Prince, and Los Lonely Boys.
    I chose MHCC because: MHCC believes their students can “be” and live their dreams.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I love meeting new people and helping them in any way.
    After MHCC, I plan to: transfer to Portland State University where I will get my bachelor’s degree in Communication. Then I plan to use my talents to transform my community.


    Sarah Butler

    Name: Sarah Butler
    Hometown: Gresham, OR
    Grade: Freshman
    High school attended: Sam Barlow High School
    Program of study: AAOT
    Must watch movie or must read book: Grown Ups, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars.
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Crystal Lite, chicken, veggies, milk, mayo, and ranch.
    My ideal playlist includes: Hillsong, Twenty One Pilots, old Beyoncé… a little bit of everything depending on my mood.
    I chose MHCC because: they offer great financial aid opportunities.
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: I like meeting new people and creating new memories.
    After MHCC, I plan to: transfer to Western Oregon University to pursue my bachelor’s degree in education.


    Brandonn Catabay

    Name: Brandonn Catabay
    Hometown: Honolulu, HI
    Grade: Sophomore
    High school attended: Centennial High School
    Program of study: Integrated Media - Broadcasting
    Must watch movie or must read book: I collect every movie with Jim Carrey, and you need to watch at least one of his Ace Ventura movies in order for a friendship with me to be official.
    If you look into my fridge you will find: Eggs, coconut milk, and an (almost empty) pint of Snoqualmie ice cream.
    My ideal playlist includes: A weekly update of artists and songs similar to my interests. Discovering new music is awesome!
    I chose MHCC because: (keep the same)
    I’m excited to be on the SOAR team because: (keep the same)
    After MHCC, I plan to: Transfer to PSU and complete a double major in Communication and Spanish. I also plan to never leave college until I study abroad.