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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. 

Join the Community!  Join the Conversation!

We invite you to connect with us virtually as we navigate the Return to Learn(ing)!  Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to receive the link to the Warren First-Gen discussion board - where you can easily find support, a chance to connect to other students, and resources.  

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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If you are interested in receiving emails from Warren College about upcoming events, join our 2020-2021 mailing list!  You must register with your current UC San Diego email address.  Other email addresses will be declined.

Upcoming Events

In person events have been canceled/postponed in accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order issued March 19, 2020.  All events must be postponed or canceled until further notice due to the potential transmission of Covid-19, or Coronavirus.  

Let's Get Real! Inter-College First-Gen Event

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4:30-5:30 pm | Register and Participate via Zoom: 99828404445

Let's Get Real, the challenges we face in our undergraduate experience is a part of the journey. Remote learning on the quarter system can be challenging, especially for a First-Gen student. Additionally, we grapple with cultural shock, family expectations, social shock, imposter syndrome and sometimes academic shock, too. Join us as we share stories, tips, strategies, and resources for the Fall quarter.

First-Generation Warren Staff

Name Title UC San Diego Email
Adriana Campuzano* Program Assistant at Warren Residential Life
Amado Berios* Senior Academic Counselor
Carey Wallace* Assistant Dean of Student Affairs cawallace@ucsd.ed
Hannah Tawater Program Coordinator for the Warren Writing Program
Josefina Ly Senior Academic Counselor & New Student Programs Specialist
Marisa Abrajano Interim Provost
Mark Young Lecturer / Warren College Writing Program
Moises Alvarado Garcia* Student Success Coach
Nashaya Ross Academic Counselor
Norma Pacheco Academic Counselor
Saniesa Thomas Coordinator of Student Activities
* Denotes member of the First-Gen Outreach Committee.  Feel free to reach out for more information about the Warren First-Gen Programs.


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



  • Let's Get Involved! Inter-College First-Gen Event | Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Let's Get Social! Inter-College First-Gen Event | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Winter Quarter

  • First-Generation Student Involvement and Leadership | Tuesday, January 14
  • First-Gens on the Job Hunt | Friday, February 7
  • Winter Grill & Chill | Thursday, March 5
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-Generation Graduates

We are also here to celebrate your accomplishments. Congratulations to our 2020 Warren College First Gen Graduates! Here is a small sub-set of our incredible students. We are so proud of you!

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