UW first-generation community members share their challenges, triumphs, lessons learned and advice to future first-gen Huskys. Read a collection of stories from across the UW community about what it means to be “the first.”
Share a first-gen story with us using this National First Generation Day Story Submission Form. If you have any questions, please email Manasi Mishra.
Becoming Doctor June Hairston
A First-Generation College Student Journey.
UW Alumni Share What Being a First-Gen College Graduate Means to Them
Hear from UW alumni who identify as first-generation college graduates to share their own stories about their college experiences. Share your story, too!
What Being First Generation Means to These Students
UW School of Medicine faculty, residents, fellows and students share what being first generation means to them.
#BeTheFirst: Charlotte’s journey
Charlotte Sanders, a teaching associate in the School of Social Work, shares her experience as a first-gen student in both her undergraduate and graduate programs.
Closing the gap for first-gen students
Samantha Penjaraenwatana tells her story of empowerment as a first-generation student at UW Bothell.
Becoming a CEO: A First-Generation College Student’s Journey
Chiquita Wright, an alum of UW Professional & Continuing Education, shares her story.