4th Year Student from Yucaipa, CA studying Neuroscience
Amanda Tedesco advocates for taking advantage of campus opportunities as well as engaging in courses. Amanda outlines the need for a peer mentor, a fellow college student with more experience, to give tips on day to day issues.
4th Year student from Moreno Valley, CA studying Biology
Patrick Samones talks about how he struggled as a first-generation student. Patrick advocates on how students must take the initiative and get answers – as there are many valuable and free resources to help students be successful at UCR.
3rd Year student from Santa Ana, CA studying Media and Culture Studies / Sustainability Studies
Edgar Ortuno discusses the difficult balance of working multiple jobs and self-doubt. Edgar discusses navigating the complexities of a college campus as a first-generation student.
4th Year student from Perris, CA studying Ethnic Studies / Spanish Literature
Yazleen Alonso discusses the impact of family, both her parents and her child, on her educational journey at UCR as a first-generation student.