#113 Elizabeth Goold, Transfer to Cal-State University, Long Beach
(Assistant Director of Clinical Services)
I am currently the Assistant Director of Clinical Services at College of the Desert. Community college is why I am here today. It led to my bachelors and than my masters degree.
I was born the daughter of a diplomat, which led to traveling around the world and changing countries every few years. When I was 11 I asked
to go to boarding school, in England, and my parents agreed that this would be best for my siblings and I in order to afford us more stability. Between the age of 12 and 22 years of age I had decided to make England my home. However, I was caught working illegally and forced to move to the US. I never considered the US as my home as I had only lived here once before as an elementary school child. It was the first time I had experienced culture shock. 4 years later I found myself as a single parent of 2 children, high school drop out without any job skills. Realizing my desperate situation I enrolled at Pasadena City College and earned my RN degree. I could have never imagined that I would end up one day in such a wonderful job at COD. Believe me when I say, if I can do it you definitely can!