An emigrant from the Bahamas, Stevan Edgecombe came to
California with the dream of building a better future for himself and
his family. While working his way through the U.S. immigration
process, he experienced layoffs and homelessness. Through it all,
he kept his focus, trying to set a good example for his children.
Today, Stevan is entering his second year at the California Maritime
Academy, where he is pursuing his bachelors degree in global
studies and maritime affairs and is maintaining a 3.6 GPA. He has
been an active member of the campus community, representing
the university at maritime-related conferences and participating on
the campus Unity Council, which helps to promote diversity among
the campus community. This semester he looks forward to serving
as co-coordinator of Cal Maritimes Community Service Learning
Stevans career plan is to become a marine surveyor. He also wants
to help educate young people of color about the variety of career
opportunities available in the maritime industry.