First Gen Student Stories

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Judy Vong

Graduating Class: 2019

Major: Public Health

Minors: Management and Health Informatics 

Program: TRiO Scholars

Henry Lam

Graduating Class: 2020

Major: Biological Sciences 

Program: Summer Bridge


Kendra Faraci

Graduating Class: 2018

Major: Education Sciences

Minor: Chicano/Latino Studies 

Program: PPALS


Jason Moreno

Graduating Class: 2018

Major: Psychology and Social Behavior

Minors: English and Education