Bridging Family, Culture, & Graduate School For First-Gen Graduate Students
RSVP recommended for this free event.
Monday, February 25, 5–7 p.m.
HUB Room 145, Seattle campus
While first-gen graduate students share a similar experience of being in the first generation of their families to earn a bachelor’s degree, there is not one “type” of first-gen graduate student. First-gens come from a rich diversity of family backgrounds, embody various racial, gender, sexual and ability (and more) identities, and have varying experiences navigating academia — while also having multiple strengths, talents and capacities to draw from in order to be successful in grad school. At the UW, approximately 21 percent of incoming grad students during fall quarter identify as first-gen.
Core Programs and the First-Gen Graduate Student Advisory Board invite first-gen grad students to a moderated panel conversation and community-building event for and about first-generation graduate students, featuring insights for navigating relationships with family, culture, identity and graduate school. Dinner, refreshments and interactive activities provided!
Featured panelists include the following first-gen grad students:
- Fathiya Abdi (Health Services)
- Laquita Grissett (Oral Health Sciences)
- Diane Lopez (Library Science)
- Meshell Sturgis (Communication)
- Sumyat Thu (English).
Send questions to Core Programs.