Jose Comi isn’t just a graduate student; he’s also a high school teacher. He’s not just an inventor; he’s also an aspiring surgeon.
The 24-year-old is pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering while teaching chemistry full time at Garey High in Pomona. And he has his sights set on medical school, which he hopes to attend after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona.
Comi has been pushing himself like this since he moved to this country from Guadalajara, Mexico, as a high schooler knowing no one and speaking no English.
“It was a difficult move because I left my friends behind,” he says. “But I broke out of my comfort …