Supporting First-Generation Students During the Pandemic
First-Generation Student experiences
“This pandemic has not affected us all equally….Listen to students and give us the benefit of the doubt.” -- Shenir Dennis, Class of 2022
This panel presentation brings together a community discussion featuring students, staff, and faculty. In this discussion, First-Generation Students powerfully share their own experiences of being in the classroom during this time. Erin Kimura-Walsh also provides information from a survey completed by First-Generation Students. Lastly, staff and faculty offer suggestions for ways of providing support for students rooted in a commitment to flexibility and compassion. Panelists include Shenir Dennis, Angel Macias, Allie Cionco Dahlberg, Allia Griffin and Erin Kimura-Walsh, moderator.