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SCU First Gen Staff/Faculty Profiles

Lisa Whitfield
Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Where did you attend college?

Arizona State University

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

I loved being at college but remember feeling a little behind the curve sometimes. I often felt like I didn't know how to go about something, e.g., making use of office hours, asking about internships or special opportunities, until I'd done it once and then learned how I REALLY should have gone about it in the first place.

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

Find some faculty or more experienced students in your major to connect with and really take advantage of their knowledge and experiences. The people I eventually connected with at ASU helped me a lot and I am still friends with some of them today!