From immigrant to doctorate: Math instructor overcomes odds, achieves success

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College professor Luis Soto-Ortiz, Ph.D., knew very little English when he first arrived to the United States at 10 years old, but his passion for learning would later reward him with a bachelor’s, three master’s and a doctorate degree. “I picked up the (math) book in Spanish and read it on my own and learned mathematics on my own. I loved it,” Soto-Ortiz said….

April 27, 2016