Although he is new to Cerro Coso, Laboratory Technician I Loy Salarda has been with the Kern Community College District since 2006. He started as a student worker at Bakersfield College, earned his A.A. in Business Administration in 2008, and served as a part-time teaching assistant for the distance learning iTV classes and the BIOL/CHEM labs at the BC Delano Campus. In 2010, Salarda worked as a testing proctor for CCOnline.
He served as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy Reserves from 2009 – 2015, never stopping to improve and educate himself.
Salarda’s mottos for life are: “One person can make a difference”, and “Keep FAILing! (First Attempts in Learning).”