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SCU First Gen Staff/Faculty Profiles

Karla Lomelí
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Where did you attend college?

Stanford University

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

My college experience was filled with many challenges. I was a non-traditional student and often felt anxious. What really made a difference in my journey was crafting a supportive community that sustained me academically and emotionally.

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

Be proud of you! Be kind to you! You have come a long way and you're already a trail blazer.