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SCU First Gen Staff/Faculty Profiles

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Judith Rodriguez
Sr. Information Specialist, University Library
Where did you attend college?

Santa Clara University

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

I had to wait until later in life to go to college, so my experience was different than that of my peers at SCU; I was much older and had to work full-time while going to college part-time.

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

My message to first-generation college students is to practice taking art breaks: draw something you see, take an art class, put some colors together, make something cool. Your artistic efforts will translate into problem-solving skills in your ventures.