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Jose Carreno

Jose Carreno
Jose Carreno

Business Intelligence & Management, MBA.

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Hometown: Fontana, CA

Cardenas Scholarship

Alumnus Jose Carreno '19 grew up in impoverished communities that didn’t see the value in education, resulting in loss of friends and family members to gang violence, drugs and mental illness. Because of his surroundings, Jose says he “failed a lot prior coming to CSUSB.”

“It is not ordinary for members in my community to pursue a higher education and so there aren’t many role models or mentors to look up to,” he said.

Despite his troublesome beginnings, the ideas of leadership and success motivated him.

“I like to demonstrate to kids that it is possible to improve your livelihood