Office of the President

2020-21 President's Scholars

Damiane Riggs

Damiane Riggs

Roberts Family President’s Scholar

Major: Eduation Specialist Credential Program

College of Education and Integrative Studies

University Programs: Career Center 

CEIS professors motivate Damiane Riggs in her pursuit of a secondary teaching credential, exemplifying the kind of teacher she is inspired to become. “Every professor that I have had has taken their time to get to know me, listen to challenges, and stop at nothing to help solve them. These are the types of educators that truly make an impact on a student’s life” she says.  As a substitute teacher for the Glendora and Bonita Unified School Districts, she appreciates learning effective classroom management. She credits mentor teachers for their “100% dedication” to her success, which gives her the confidence to have  her own classroom. Damiane’s commitment to service includes volunteer work at a homeless shelter and fabric donations to help make face masks for essential workers. Her interests outside the classroom are experiencing theatre, attending music festivals with friends, spending the day at the beach, and making memories with her family. The President’s Scholars recognition to Damiane “is such an honor. The scholarship allows me to complete fieldwork observation hours without the worry of finances and greatly helps with the resources necessary to my success as a student as well as a teacher.”