Lara Adra

Bachelor of Arts



Cum Laude


Orange County, CA

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

While earning my degree, I have been extremely lucky to have felt supported throughout my four years at SMC. Special thanks to the Communication Department, especially Aaron Sachowitz, Lori & Dennis Erokan, Scott Schönfeldt-Aultman and Ginny Prior for believing in and inspiring me. I want to also thank Paula Conrad, Calvin Monroe, and Andrea Firth for the constant career advice and support.

My favorite SMC memory is

I have many favorite SMC moments, but one of the most memorable was beginning my college experience with the theatre department. Being a part of the musical "In the Heights" really set the tone for my entire SMC experience, showing me what a true community and family-oriented support system looks like. The opportunities from that point on have felt limitless.

I'm looking forward to most

After graduation I'm looking forward to seeing where my personal career and my classmates' careers take us. I look forward to reuniting and reconnecting at graduation & future SMC reunions. Class of 2020 will be one to remember.
"If you're serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not, you'll find an excuse"
— Jen Sincero