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Stories of a Fearless Trailblazer 

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The lived experience of first-generation women is full of enormous amounts of pressure, stress, and trauma,

but not without resiliency, courage, and triumph.


The pressure to learn, navigate and teach, fulfill the dreams of our loved ones, or

maintain certain cultural traditions and expectations, we experience it all.


We would like to share your story and empower other first-generation women.

Share your story of resiliency, courage, & triumph.

Thanks for sharing!

Our Stories 

Alejandra Carbajal

As a first-generation Latina, I have had the privilege of navigating higher education and professionalism through resilience. My journey started in community college where I discovered the opportunities that education can provide for upward mobility. Today I am proud to share that I have used my experiences to help other first-gen students succeed through their own journies of being first. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for 4 years in career readiness roles and led recruitment efforts in the last 2 years. In my roles I started with adults reentering the workforce, then high school students, and now college students, all with the goal of supporting others support to access opportunities for their own economic mobility.

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