An Alumni’s Journey From Ánimo Inglewood Student to L.A. County Deputy Public Defender

After graduating from Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School, Ronald Gomez didn’t let his educational journey in Los Angeles end there. Since Ánimo Inglewood, Gomez has attended the University of California Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of Southern California, studying political science and government, urban education, and law. Cristina de Jesus, President and CEO of Green Dot Public Schools California, remembers Gomez as amazingly gifted and talented. “He was a hardworking student and just an all around great human being,” she said.