First in Line: First Generation Student Panel

hosted on March 25, 2021

Baylor University's First in Line program recognizes that life as a first generation college student is a unique experience. Our March 25 panel discussion explored how four Baylor students prepared themselves for the college experience, navigated a worldwide pandemic and found a supportive community on campus to help them become first in their family to earn a college degree.

About our Speakers

Michelle GonzalezMichelle Gonzalez (B.A.'12)

Michelle Gonzalez, First in Line Program Manager, is our moderator for this event. Michelle is passionate about serving, empowering, and celebrating our first generation students as they navigate their way through Baylor. Michelle oversees the First in Line Success Academy scholarship program and works closely with partners on campus to help provide support, network, and resources for Baylor’s first generation community. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baylor in 2012 and has 8 years of experience in higher education in various areas including recruitment, advising, retention, career services, and enrollment management.

Michelle collaborated with Baylor Alumni and rounded up 4 students within the First in Line program for our panel discussion. We are delighted to hear from Raul Maldonado, Senior Medical Humanities major, Megan Mosquera, Sophomore Pre-business major, and Brandon Nombrana, Junior Biology major.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Paul Foster Success Center Excellence Fund, which includes the First in Line program. If you're able, please consider making a gift to benefit current Baylor students today.

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