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About Us

First-Gen Proud Committee

Danica Artaza Student Development Specialist The Graduate College
Victoria Black, Chair Director, Peer Mentoring University College – Academic Programs
Michelle Bohn, F1rst Bobcat Proud Student Organization Advisor Senior Administrative Assistant University College – Dean's Office
DeeDee Cooper Undergraduate Student F1rst Gen Proud Student Org
David Eller, F1rst-Gen Proud Graduate Student PACE Peer Mentoring
Agustin Garcia Academic Advisor I College of Education Advising Center
Sylvia Gonzales, Co-Chair Director, DHSI University College – Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions
Julia Gros Academic Advisor I University College Advising Center
Kristopher Infante Academic Advisor II University College – PACE Academic Advising
Dr. Kristen Lew Assistant Professor Math
Dr. Jaime Mejia Professor English
Dr. Gloria Martinez Professor Sociology
Emily Morales-Avila Undergraduate Student F1rst Gen Proud Student Org
Toni Moreno Assistant Director, Latinx and First Generation Student Diversity and Inclusion
Michelle Sotolongo Student Development Specialist Honors College
Jill Trujillo Grant Coordinator Student Support Services
Kristine Wright Student Development Specialist University College – CAFE

Interested in joining the committee?

Committee meetings are scheduled twice a month and focused on a first-generation students' needs and success.  

  • We focus on students' strength of being interdependent and independent
  • We celebrate students' accomplishments and presence on campus
  • We mentor students and foster a family environment with a supportive network

Learn more about the committee's goals for providing first-gen support.

Benefits of Joining the Committee

  • Gain leadership/service by engaging in collegial contributions to the University community
  • Commitment to serving almost half of all students
  • Provide first-hand experience and insight into developing actionable ideas for support services, training and development, and academic programming

Send an email to for more information.