Lodi senior earns 9 associate degrees, picks UC Davis over 11 others

D’Angelo Martinez
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Nine associate degrees later, and this Lodi resident is not even close to being done with his education.

D’Angelo Martinez, a senior at Middle College High School in Stockton, earned nine AA degrees from San Joaquin Delta College.

What’s next? Martinez has been accepted to all nine University of California campuses (and 12 universities in all) and will attend UC Davis, according to Fox40. Martinez told the news station that next on his to-do list is to be the first in his family to graduate from a four-year college. He wants to become a medical doctor.

Over the years, according to the Lodi Sentinel, Martinez has earned associate degrees in the areas of arts and humanities, Spanish, teacher education preparation, business, retail management and merchandising, mathematics and science. He is adding degrees in social and behavioral science and business.

“I had the opportunity to take college classes in the morning and it was just up to me how much of a big work load that I wanted to take,” he told the Lodi newspaper. “With that I took the opportunity and made the most of it by packing in as many college classes as I could to try not only get the degrees done but also save time and money as the classes are also transferable to my university.”

Martinez will graduate high school May 26.