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SCU First Gen Staff/Faculty Profiles

José Villalobos
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (Spanish), Modern Languages & Literatures
Where did you attend college?

University of California - San Diego

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

I felt like a fish out of water. But I managed! Made some new friends, connected with others from my hometown, and got a job to help me achieve some balance. I also discovered classes that spoke to me and that made my experience relate to the university as a whole.

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

Stick with it! It does get better.