Multiple Identities of First Generation Students: Strength, Resiliency, Hop and Passion Personified

April 27, 2015

Women in Student Affairs


Inspiration resides within one’s heart and radiates from external sources either known or unknown. An unknown for me was the need to seek support in college. Always anxious to be discovered as Lesbian, I was preoccupied with living two lives. After serving students for over 20 years, I’ve recognized there are many who hide for all kinds of reasons. I’ve also learned that first generation has a distinctive meaning: that strength, resiliency, hope, and passion for a positive future–even through what is concealed–can change lives…READ MORE.