Hello! I am a second year in the River Falls partner program. My GA is in the New Student and Family Programs office. I currently live in Woodbury, MN which is about 15 miles from River Falls. I'm originally from Madison, WI. I love movie theater popcorn and the NPR show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. If you have never listened, it is a witty quiz show about the past weeks news.
I completed my Undergrad at UW- Eau Claire in political science. Where, like many of us, I was over involved. What drew me to student affairs was the complicated relationship between student government and administration, institution and surrounding community, and the UW Board of Regents with state government.
I hope this class helps me better support students who identify as first generation as we continue to redevelop first year programing at UWRF. I consider "parents" (or any kind of support system) as partners in the work that we do, and at times I struggle balancing parent programing that first generation students support systems will connect with.
I also am interested in learning more about who is considered a first generation student. I picked the article, Who's in First (Generation)? [linked below] because I never knew what category I fit into. The article didn't answer this question, but in seven some weeks I hope to answer it myself.