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Season 2 Episode 5: First-Generation College Students and Mental Health

February 17, 2022

It's First-Gen February! Tune into part I of a two-part series this month highlighting the experiences of first-generation gente. In this episode, La Sirena, La Estrella and returning guest Rafa Morales-Ordaz, a college advisor who works with first-gen students, discuss the experiences of first-generation students as they navigate college for the first time, the power of asking for help, the delicate journey of navigating feelings of guilt, balancing family and school obligations and not giving up when times get tough. We honor the challenges and real experiences of first-gen students and how these factors affect mental health, and also celebrate the amazing tenacity and strength of our gente. You don't want to miss out on this conversation!