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SCU First Gen Staff/Faculty Profiles

CiAuna Heard
Assistant Professor, Women's & Gender Studies


Where did you attend college?

UC Berkeley

What was your college experience like as a first-generation college student?

I had lots of community support, but it was still incredibly emotionally challenging!

What message do you have to share with current first-generation college students?

You grow with and for your community. They used to carry you, when it is your turn, you'll carry them.