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About us

As first-generation students, we can empathize with those who do not have financial or emotional support while acquiring higher education. These experiences are not blemishes on our past, but a source of strength and determination to work hard in research and classes. To arm you with practical knowledge into this process, we have banded together to share our experiences to help you on your journey. If we can make it from humble beginnings, you can too.


This website supplies insight from first-generation college students for first-generation college students. Our goal is to share our experiences to shine a light on the graduate application process. We offer perspectives from a wide variety of education levels and career paths from Bachelors to Masters degrees, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to Post-Docs, to Post-Docs transitioning into a Professional position.

"I hadn't been aware that there were doors closed to me until I started knocking on them"


Gertrude Elion - Leukemia, Herpes Drug Pioneer

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