Allen Kariyakarawana

Allen Kariyakarawana
Year of Graduation

What does being a first-generation college student mean to you?

Being a first-generation students means so much to me. It shows me how hard my parents worked in order to come here and want me to continue higher education.

What obstacles have you faced and overcome in this context?

It has been difficult. You don’t have a lot of people in your family for questions or advice. It can be scary.

What advice do you have for other first-generation students?

What’s important is to remember there’s always people there to help you and want to see you succeed. Don’t only make your parents proud but make yourself proud too.

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