Leticia Acosta and Judith Lima

Judith Lima (25) shares a conversation with her mentor, Leticia Acosta (44), about participating in Subiendo Academy at the University of Texas, her experience in college, and the value of community and mentorship.

Rosalba Zaremba and Vilma Sierra

Rosalba "Rosa" Zaremba (29) and her colleague Vilma Sierra [no age given] discuss their organization Mexican Alliance of New Jersey and the importance of supporting underserved students.

Daisy Montes and Melissa Benitez Lopez

Coworkers Daisy Montes (26) and Melissa Benitez Lopez (22), who are academic advisors at KIPP schools in Northern California, talk about their journeys as first generation college students, reflect on how they approach their work, and remember their time as...

First Generation College Student

Audrey Anguiano (16) interviews her dad, Oscar Anguiano (44), about his college process as a first generation college student. He discusses the challenges he faced during this stressful process.

Monica Goetz and Philip Goetz

Phillip Goetz (47) interviews his wife, Monica Goetz (44), about her experiences as a student and staffer at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She shares her family’s history and connection to the university,...

Bob Pearson and Carlos Rodriguez

[Recorded: Friday, November 19th, 2021] Bob Pearson (70) and Carlos Rodriguez (20) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Bob is an Air Force veteran and Carlos is a second-year student at UVA. Bob grew up in a...

Dustin "Dusty" Schroeder and Katherine "Kathy" Vega

Dustin "Dusty" Schroeder (34) speaks to his research advisee Katherine "Kathy" Vega (28) about their shared experience as first-generation college students, how he developed an interest in science, his mentors, and his work in ice-penetrating radar.

Andrea RamosRomero interview with Erika Roman

Interview with Erika Roman (51) who is a San Francisco State Alumni. In this interview, Erika discusses her experience as a first generation Latina college student and the organizations she was a part of during her time at San Francisco...

First Generation Low Income Students By Yanira Reveles

I am discussing about the issues first generation low income students face as they go on throughout their academic journey. I bring awareness on the mental health issues that impacts them which is a big issue in todays society.

Kate Gluckman and Myesha Stovall

Kate Gluckman (38) interviews her mentee, Myesha Stovall (21), about her experience in the Freedom Project, what it’s like to be a mentor to younger students, and what she hopes to accomplish in her last year in college.

Jennifer Sanchez and Liliana Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez (18) y su madre Liliana Sanchez (42) hablan de la graduación de Jennifer, sus valores y sus deseos por el futuro. [Jennifer Sanchez (18) and her mother Liliana Sanchez (42) talk about Jennifer’s graduation, their values, and their...

Sandra Garcia and Melanie Flores

Sandra Garcia (18) talks with her friend, Melanie Flores (18) about the struggles of being a first-generation college student during the 2020 pandemic.

Kirsten K. First Gen Interview

In the interview, the first generation college experience was explained through Kirsten’s perspective and first hand experience. She explains how she navigated the difficult process and found her way to Calvin University.

Bryan Landis and Vanessa Landis

Vanessa Landis (34) sat down with her spouse, Bryan Landis (33), to discuss her career into medicine and reflected on their son's life and hopes for their future.

Akie Kadota, Christian Reyes, and Carter Liebman

Friends and fellow Questbridge scholars, Akie Kadota (19), Christian Reyes, (21) and Carter Liebman (19), talk about their experiences as low-income first-generation college students at Northwestern University. They talk about their family histories, parental role reversal, navigating bureaucratic systems without...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Alexis (17) and Terry Fizer (47), father and daughter. An interview talking to terry about his life growing up and college and work.

A Path To Admire

Wendy (15) asks her older sister, Leslie (23) about her life after graduating university, now that she no longer lives at home with the family in Dallas, Tx and lives in Boston, Ma.

Evelyn Abundis and Isis Diaz

Close friends Evelyn Abundis (28) and Isis Diaz (27) discuss being first-generation college students at KIPP San Jose and now assisting parents and students in navigating the southern California education system. The two exchange perspectives and shared work experiences.

Nikki McPherson and Sherry Walker

Dr. Sherry Walker (60) interviews her friend and colleague Nikki McPherson (39) about her path to becoming a social worker, where some of her influences have come from, goals for her future, and how she has learned to love herself.

A Word with Dr. Robin

(Updated 1/6/21: Edited to improve sound and decrease overlap caused by delay.) In an overdue reunion, Robin Wilson graced me with an hour of her Sunday to share her story. She passed down a major portion of my teaching-for-justice toolbox...

Eliana Banuelos and Mario Banuelos

Spouses Eliana Banuelos (29) and Mario Banuelos (30) share memories of growing up in Delano, California, talk about their mothers, who have both been field workers in California, and expand on their experiences as first-generation college students and, now, educators...

Helen Dashney and Mario McLean

Helen Dashney: 2020-06-24 19:39:24 Helen Dashney (70) and Mario McLean (26) discuss the relationship between them that started as Professor/Student at Michigan State University, but became a lifelong friendship that is now 9 years in the making. They talk about...