A story of perseverance for first-generation students

First-generation college students often don’t know where to turn for help in the world of higher education. That’s magnified when you don’t look like the people surrounding you on campus.

Yoriana Gallegos experienced this firsthand. She was the first in her family to be born in the United States, so her parents couldn’t answer her questions or calm her fears about attending college. She didn’t know who to turn to.

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