As a graduate of the California Academy of Mathematics and Sciences on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus,
Montreece Payton transitioned from high school to college on the same campus. “Being at CSUDH
afforded me many opportunities I don't feel I would have had at other schools,” says the McNair Scholar.
Along with her experiences as a member of the service learning project JusticeCorps and Gamma Phi Delta,
Payton has taken on the office of president of Beta Lambda Kappa, the Black Honors Society, working, often
alone, to establish her chapter’s presence on campus.