From the Beginning and Back Again: Lulu


Meet Lulu Rojas – just one of a growing body of SRLA student alumni who are now SRLA leaders! In 1989, Lulu started running with one of SRLA’s founders, Harry Shabazian, at Roosevelt High School when SRLA first began. Until getting involved with SRLA, Lulu had no plans for college. SRLA changed everything. After graduating from Cal State LA with a degree in Kinesiology, Lulu began her career at LAUSD as a substitute teacher. She later started teaching as a permanent physical education teacher and is now an Athletic Director and SRLA LEADER!“SRLA taught me a lot about discipline, how to set goals, and how to get through any trials in life. As a child, that’s huge. No one teaches you that in the classroom. Knowing how to set goals and be disciplined helped me through some unsettling times.”

In 2000, Lulu started her own SRLA group at Downtown Magnet in 2000 and has run 15 LA Marathons with SRLA. She is just one of a growing body of SRLA student alumni (in 2015, more than 30 strong) who are now SRLA leaders!