Meet Our Scholars
Santa Monica College
Ernest Hunter (he/him) was born and raised in south central Los Angeles, becoming the first in his family to go to college and becoming an active member in his community as he’s worked with the Salvadoran Embassy to create events that bring the community together. He is currently a computer science and film major and desires to bridge the cultural gaps that exists in technology and the film industry by developing software and creating films that speak to a wide range of social issues and lack of representation. In addition, Hunter has been able to become a member of the Salvadoran National Fencing team, paving the way for Black, Latino, and gay athletes who seek to go down a similar path. In the fall of 2023, Hunter will continue his studies at Columbia University, shaping the world around him as a student, athlete, and entrepreneur.