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We Are First-Generation at Warren College

If you are among the first generation in your family to attend College, that is something to be proud of and we are excited to have you as a member of the Warren community! At Warren, there are many people ready to assist in making your undergraduate experience successful. 

When you walk through Warren College, you will see many staff with signs on their doors or wearing apparel that indicates that we are first gen college grads and supporters.  We know the effort it takes to navigate university life first hand and are here to support you.  

Who is Considered First-Generation at UC San Diego

UC San Diego defines first-generation college students as students with neither parent having a four-year college degree 

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Upcoming Events

First-Gens on the Job Hunt

Friday, February 7 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm | Warren College Conference Rooms

Get ready for job and internship application season, and use your experience as a first-gen as an asset! Session topics include interview and resume tips, how to combat imposter syndrome in the interview process, and free professional-style headshots that you can use on LinkedIn and other job sites.  Lunch provided to those who RSVP.

RSVP by February 3, 2020


Save the Date:  First-Generation Winter Social

Thursday, March 5 | 12:00-2:00 pm | TBD

More information coming soon

First-Generation Warren Staff

First Name Last Name Title UC San Diego Email
Moises* Alvarado Garcia Student Success Coach malvaradogarcia@ucsd.edu
Mario* Garibay Coordinator of Student Activities magaribay@ucsd.edu
Juan Carlos Lopez Assistant Director of Residential Life j4lopez@ucsd.edu
Hanna Tawater Program Coordinator for the Warren Writing Program htawater@ucsd.edu
Saniesa Thomas Program Assistant for the Student Affairs Office sathomas@ucsd.edu
Carey* Wallace Assistant Dean of Student Affairs cawallace@ucsd.edu
* Denotes member of the First-Gen Outreach Committee.  Feel free to reach out for more information about the Warren First-Gen Programs.

Resources

UC San Diego has several campus-wide resources for first-generation students that we encourage you to take a look at:

  • Student Retention and Success
  • Triton Firsts engages first-generation professors, lecturers, researchers, staff, graduate students, and alumni at UC San Diego to inspire and equip first-generation students to excel during their undergraduate journeys.
  • Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative, a campus-wide program designed to reflect and serve California’s fastest growing demographic.
  • 2Excel and 2Connect- Second-year students support programs offering community, advising, and other resources to help you deal with second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

Academic Resources:

The University of California system also has information and resources available.

Past Events

2019-2020

Winter Quarter

  • First-Generation Student Involvement and Leadership | Tuesday, January 14

Fall Quarter

Warren's First-Gen Welcome | Friday, September 27, 2019
Warren's National First-Gen Celebration Kickoff Lunch | Thursday, November 7
National First-Generation College Celebration: Screening of Unlikely | Friday, November 8
First-Generation Friendsgiving | Monday, November 18 

First Lady Michelle Obama: "I'm First"