First Generation College Student Network

The First Generation Student Network is designed to be a network of people (students, faculty, and staff) who are willing to serve as resources and allies for first-generation students. First-generation students may contact you as a person in this network for advice, assistance, mentoring or other needs (perhaps just to talk and share experiences). By  agreeing to be part of this network, people consent to having their names and emails listed as well as agree to be contacted by students.

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Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students in Network

Lauren Accola She/Her/Hers lauren.accola@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Disability Services Program Associate
Monica Adya  She/Her/Hers  Monica.adya@marquette.edu Ally Management (Information Systems), College of Business  
Erik Albinson He/Him/HIs erik.albinson@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Student Educational Services Director
Demetria Anderson She/Her/Hers demetria.anderson@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Student Development Director of Campus Activities and Student Involvement
Matteo Arena  he/him/his  matteo.arena@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Finance - College of Business Administration  Chair and Associate Professor of Finance
Andrew Babb-Fowler (Drew)   andrew.babb-fowler@marquette.edu Ally Upward Bound Pre-College Educational Opportunity Program  (EOP)  Pre-College Academic Counselor 
Lindsay Barbeau she, her, hers lindsay.barbeau@marquette.edu Ally Undergraduate Admissions Senior Admissions Counselor
Dawn Barrett   dawn.barrett@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Student Educational Services Associate Director
Jack Bartelt he/him/his   jonathan.bartelt@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Disability Services Director; Office of Disability Services
Molly Bausch she, her molly.bausch@marquette.edu Ally University Advancement Director of Development | Parent & Family Leadership Philanthropy
Dr. Pilar Bellver    pilar.bellver@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Arts & Sciences Associate Professor
Jacqueline Black she/her/hers jacqueline.black@marquette.edu Ally Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Associate Director for Hispanic Initiatives
Tom Branigan      Ally Strategic Communications / College of Communication  Instructor of Practice
Amber Young-Brice  she, her, hers amber.young-brice@marquette.edu Was a first generation student College of Nursing  
Liz Browning  she, her, hers elizabeth.browning@marquette.edu Ally Office of International Education  Adjunct Assistant Professor, ESL
Barbara Burja   barbara.burja@marquette.edu Ally College of Health Sciences | Office of the Dean Undergraduate Records Coordinator
Michelle Burton Ms. michelle.burton@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Haggerty Museum of Art Registrar and Collection Manager
Courtney Buvid She/Her/Hers courtney.buvid@marquette.edu Ally Theatre Department within College of Communication Theatre Operations Coordinator
Karisse Callender she/her/hers karisse.callender@marquette.edu Ally Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Assistant Professor
Lilly Campbell  she/her/hers   lillian.campbell@marquette.edu Ally English, Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor
Sheena Carey  she/her  sheena.carey@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Communication Studies, Diederich College of Communication  Internship Director/Lecturer
Dani Castillo she/her/hers daniela.castillo@marquette.edu Ally College of Engineering  Office Associate
Margaret Cinto   margaret.cinto@marquette.edu Ally Educational Opportunity Program Coordinator, Upward Bound Math Science
Karen R. Collins she, her, hers karen.r.collins@marquette.edu Was a first generation student EOP McNair Scholars Program McNair Program Coordinator
Deborah Contreras-Tadych she/her/hers debbie.contreras-tadych@marquette.edu Ally Counseling Center Psychologist and Coordinator for Underrepresented Students
Jennifer Cook She/her/hers jennifer.cook@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology  Assistant Professor
Joya Crear She, Her and Hers joya.crear@marquette.edu Ally Student Affairs Assistant Vice President
Kristina Davila She, Her, Hers kristina.davila@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Residence Life Residence Hall Director
Dr. Marla Delgado-Guerrero she/her/hers marla.delgadoguerrero@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Counseling Center & Department of Counseling Psychology/Counselor Education Counselor/Diversity Coordinator & Adjunct Professor
Claire Dinkelman she/her/hers claire.dinkelman@marquette.edu Ally Raynor-Memorial Libraries Research & Instruction Librarian
Sarah DiStefano she, her, hers sarah.distefano@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Law School Student Affairs Specialist
Agnieszka Domagala    Agnieszka.domagala@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Dental School Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Emergency Dentistry
Director, Special Care Dentistry
Evelyn Donate-Bartfield     Was a first generation student Developmental Sciences, Dental School Chair Developmental Sciences School of Dentistry
Renee Dowdy She/Her/Hers renee.dowdy@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Residence Life Assistant Director
Clara Dwyer she/her/hers clara.dwyer@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Engagement and Inclusion Assistant Director
Leah Flack   leah.flack@marquette.edu Was a first generation student English, Arts and Sciences Chair
Jennifer Kiefer Fenton, Ph.D.     Was a first generation student Philosophy; Public Service, College of Arts and Sciences Adjunct Assistant Professor (Philosophy; MA Public Service)
Caty Frehe she/her/hers caty.frehe@marquette.edu Graduate Student Ally Office of Assessment/College of Education Graduate Assistant for the Office of Assessment
Terrie Garcia, PhD, RN  she/her/hers  juanita.garcia@marquette.edu Was a first generation student College of Nursing Project BEYOND-2 Coordinator
Dr. Ana C. Garner  she/her ana.garner@marquette.edu  Ally Journalism and Media Studies, Diederich College of Communication Professor and Chair, Department of Journalism and Media Studies
Tracy Gerth-Antoniewicz she, her, hers tracy.gerth-antoniewicz@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Residence Life Assistant Director for Residence Life Education
Nathan Gilkerson  he/him/his pronouns  nathan.gilkerson@marquette.edu Ally Strategic Communication, Communication Assistant Professor
Sergio González  He/him/his  sergio.gonzalez@marquette.edu Was a first generation student History and Languages, Literatures & Cultures Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies
Jessica Grusnick    jessica.grusnick@marquette.edu Ally Physician Assistant Studies  Clinical Assistant Professor
Courtney Hanson she/her/hers courtney.hanson@marquette.edu Ally Career Services Director
Sara Harvey she/her sara.harvey@marquette.edu Ally University Advancement Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Heather Hathaway     Ally College of Arts and Sciences Acting Dean
Eric Hetland he, him, his eric.hetland@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Residence Life Residence Hall Director
Heather Hlavka  She/Her/Hers  Heather.Hlavka@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Social and Cultural Sciences, A&S  Associate Professor 
Simon Howard he, him, his simon.howard@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Psychology, Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychology
Diana Jaramillo She, her, hers diana.jaramillo@marquette.edu First generation graduate student    
Jody Jessup-Anger she/her/hers jody.jessup-anger@marquette.edu Ally Educational Policy and Leadership (Student Affairs in Higher Education program) Associate Professor
Amber Johnson She, Her, Hers ambernicole.johnson@marquette.edu Was a first generation student College of Nursing Mentor Advisor Specialist for Project BEYOND-2
Amanda Keeler    amanda.keeler@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Digital Media in the College of Communication Professor of Digital Media
Conor Kelly   conor.kelly@marquette.edu Ally Theology - College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor
Benedict Kemp he/him/his benedict.kemp@marquette.edu Ally Office of Student Educational Services Associate Director
Dr. Kirchhoff, Ph.D.  she/her  claire.kirchhoff@marquette.edu Ally Biomedical Sciences, CHS  Clinical Assistant Professor
Laurieann Klockow she/ her/hers laurieann.klockow@marquette.edu Ally Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor
Sara Knutson   sara.knutson@marquette.edu Ally Campus Ministry Assistant Director of Campus Ministry (Retreats, Residence Hall Ministry)
Stacy Ko   stacy.ko@marquette.edu Ally Speech Pathology Clinical Assistant Professor
Heather Kohls she heather.kohls@marquette.edu Ally Economics Associate Professor
Katie Koncki    katie.koncki@marquette.edu Was a first generation student School of Dentistry Practice Transitions Coordinator
Tom Koester He thomas.koester@mu.edu Ally Campus Ministry Assistant Director of Music 
Brianna Kratz she, her, hers brianna.kratz@marquette.edu First generation graduate student College of Education, Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Assistant for Events and Facilities in the Law School
Noel Kruse her, she noel.kruse@marquette.edu First generation graduate student    
Andrew Kunz he/him/his andrew.kunz@marquette.edu Ally Physics/College of Arts and Sciences Professor/Associate Dean
Lisa Rose Lamson She/Her/Hers lisa.lamson@marquette.edu First generation graduate student History Department Graduate Student Organization President; Schmitt Leadership Fellow
Van Anh Le    vananh.le@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Dental school Adjunct Professor
Sukanya Lodh    sukanya.lodh@marquette.edu> Ally Biology department, College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Assistant Professor
Saul Lopez He/His/Him saul.lopez@marquette.edu First generation graduate student Dept. of Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Assistant
Milliam Lor   milliam.lor@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of International Education (study abroad) Education Abroad Advisor
Jennifer Maney  She, her, hers jennifer.maney@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Center for Teaching and Learning Interim Director
Judy Maloney  she/her/hers  judith.maloney@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor
Jordan Mason she/her/hers jordan.l.mason@marquette.edu First generation graduate student College of Education Graduate Assistant for SAHE Recruitment
Amber May  She her hers  amber.may@marquette.edu Was a first generation student School of Dentistry  Director of Diversity and Inclusion 
Tina McNamara she, her tina.mcnamara@marquette.edu Was a first generation student College of Education Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advising & Student Services
Cathy Melesky Dante she, her, hers catherine.meleskydante@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Campus Ministry Hall Minister
Terence Miller    Terence.miller@marquette.edu Ally Office of International Education Director
Maria Mostek She/Her(s) maria.mostek@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Career Services Career Counselor
Kim Norden     Ally Psychology department, Arts and Sciences Adjunct Assistant Professor
Rebecca Nowacek  she/her/hers  rebecca.nowacek@marquette.edu Ally English / Writing Center
Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of English
Director, Ott Memorial Writing Center
Caroline Oas  she, her, hers  caroline.oas@marquette.edu Was a first generation student ESLP - Office of International Education   Adjunct Assistant Professor 
Charonda Oliphant She/Her/Hers charonda.oliphant@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Career Services Center Career Counselor
Terence T Ow   terence.ow@marquette.edu  Was a first generation student Business, information technology and systems  Associate Professor
Taylor Pamperin she/her/hers taylorrose.pamperin@marquette.edu Ally College of Nursing Graduate Program Advisor
Felisa Parris   Felisa.Parris@marquette.edu Was a first generation student EOP Associate Director
Sasha Parsons-Waters she, her, hers sasha.parsons@marquette.edu Ally Office of Research & Innovation WIN Coordinator
Laura Philbin She/Her/Hers laura.philbin@marquette.edu Ally College of Business Administration Assistant Director, Business Career Center
Lisa Ploszaj   lisa.ploszaj@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Human Resources Human Resources Generalist
Naomi Pollek she/her/hers/herself naomi.pollek@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Career Services Center Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Catherine Puckering   catherine.puckering@marquette.edu Ally Communication Studies, Diederich College of Communication Adjunct Instructor
John Pustejovsky     Was a first generation student Languages Literatures and Cultures / Klingler Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of German
Julie Radford she/her/hers julie.radford@marquette.edu Ally College of Nursing Undergraduate Program Advisor
Ericka Reed   ericka.reed@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Office Coordinator
Dr. Jen Reid She/Her/Hers jennifer.reid@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Student Affairs Director of Assessment. Communications and Student Government
Scott Reid     Was a first generation student Chemistry/A&S Wehr Professor of Chemistry
Karen Rinehart she/her karen.rinehart@marquette.edu Ally Business Career Center Director
Zuleyka Rios she/her/hers zuleyka.rios@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Admissions Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment
Stephanie Rivera Berruz, Ph.D.      Ally Philosophy. Arts and Sciences  
Mikal Roberson He/Him/His mikal.roberson@marquette.edu First generation graduate student Law School Student Organizations President of First Generation Professionals (law student organization)
Steven Robertson   steven.robertson@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Educational Opportunity Program Associate Director 
Maira Rodriguez She/her/hers maira.rodriguez@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Undergraduate Admissions Admission Counselor
Cristina Rodriguez (Tina) she, her, us cristina.rodriguez@marquette.edu Ally Student Educational Services Administrative Assistant
Melanie Roepke She melanie.roepke@marquette.edu Was a first generation student College of Business Office Assoc in Center for Real Estate and Center for Supply Chain
Yuli Ruiz Márquez She, her, hers yuliana.ruizmarquez@marquette.edu First generation graduate student     Burke Scholar and Pre-Law Scholar
Jordan Sadi he/him/his jordan.sadi@marquette.edu Was a first generation student College of Nursing Academic Advisor
Iveliz M Sanchez Cruz   iveliz.sanchez@marquette.edu      
Reagan Saxe  She/Her/Hers  reagan.saxe@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Radiology - Marquette School of Dentistry  
Kathryn Schumacher (Katie) she, her, hers kathryn.schumacher@marquette.edu Ally Office of Undergraduate Admissions Assistant Director of National Recruitment
Parisa Shirazi she/her/hers parisa.shirazi@marquette.edu Ally Center for Peacemaking Program Associate
Ron Smith    ronald.smith@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Department of Journalism and Media Studies, College of Communication  Instructor of Practice
Editor/Project Director, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Sara Smith She/Her/Hers sara.e.smith@marquette.edu Ally Student Affairs, Wellness and Prevention Programs Director, Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Educations Programs
Hannah Smyth Lubar she/her/hers   Graduate Student Ally College of Education & College of Business Administration  Graduate Assistant
Kelsey Stockton she/her/hers kelsey.stockton@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Residence Life Assistant Director for University Apartments & Off-campus Student Services
JohnRae Stowers  She/Her/Hers johnrae.stowers@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Student Educational Services Assistant Director | Student Educational Services and Director | Freshman Frontier Program
Liza Strakhov  she/her/hers  yelizaveta.strakhov@marquette.edu Ally English Department, College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor
Amber Strother  she/her/hers  amber.strother@marquette.edu Was a first generation student English and INGS -- Arts and Sciences   Visiting Assistant Professor
John Su    john.su@marquette.edu Ally Office of the Provost Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Kaylee Tait She/her/hers kaylee.tait@marquette.edu Graduate Student Ally College of Education- Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Rosita Tormala-Nita   rosita.tormala@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Grants Assistant
Alyssa Truong, PA-C, MMS   alyssa.truong@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Sciences  
Dr. Ericka Tucker   ericka.tucker@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences  Assistant Professor 
Yarlian Vazquez She/Her/Hers yarlian.vazquez@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Financial Aid Financial Aid Counselor
Courtney Vosmaer she, her, hers courtney.vosmaer@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Office of Student Development CARE Team Case Manager
Shaila Wadhwani She her hers shaila.wadhwani@marquette.edu First generation graduate student Philosophy department Graduate student, instructor
A.Jay Wagner  he/him  ajay.wagner@marquette.edu Was a first generation student Department of Journalism and Media Studies, College of Communication Assistant Professor
Kate Ward  she/her/hers  katharine.ward@marquette.edu  Ally Theology, Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor
Dillon Waschenbach he/his dillon.waschenbach@marquette.edu First generation graduate student Master of education: Specialization in Student Affairs and Higher Education Graduate Assistant-Business Career Center
Eric D. Waters  he/him/his  eric.waters@marquette.edu Ally Communication Studies/Strategic Communication - Diederich College of Communication Assistant Professor
Karlin Webster  she/her/hers  karlin.webster@marquette.edu Ally Education Abroad, Office of International Education Associate Director, Manager of Education Abroad
William Welburn   william.welburn@marquette.edu Ally Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Students in Network

Dren Aguado   dren.aguado@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Alex Alarcon he/him/his alex.alarcon@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Jamie Astigarraga she/her Jamie.Astigarraga@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Michael Bass He/Him michael.bass@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Viviana Bojorquez She viviana.bojorquez@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Megan Briggs   megan.briggs@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Savannah Charles She/Hers/Her savannah.charles@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Ariana Chiapas She/Her/Hers ariana.chiapas@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Andrea Garcia she/her/hers andrea.garcia@marquette.edu First generation college student senior
Javis Garcia   javier.garcia@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Adriana Garza She/Her adriana.garza@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Jessica Gomez she jessica.c.gomez@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Evelia Guerrero She/her/hers evelia.guerrero@marquette.edu First generation college student sophomore
Diana Jaramillo She, her, hers diana.jaramillo@marquette.edu First generation college student sophomore
Alejandra Jauregui   alejandra.jauregui@marquette.edu First generation college student senior
Sofi Jauregui She,her sofia.jauregui@marquette.edu First generation college student sophomore
Noel Kruse her, she noel.kruse@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Sara Manjee she/her/hers sara.manjee@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Lexus Martin   lexus.martin@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Kathya Meza She/Her kathya.meza@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Ivan Moreno He, Him ivan.e.moreno@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Elizabeth Murillo she/her/hers elizabeth.murillo@marquette.edu First generation college student sophomore
Kimberly Murillo She/Her/Hers kimberly.murillo@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Renata Mussi She/her/hers renata.mussi@marquette.edu First generation college student senior
Brianna Ochoa   brianna.ochoa@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Brianna Paredes   brianna.paredes@marquette.edu First generation college student sophomore
Noe Rincon His, Him, He  noe.rincon@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Yuliana Ruiz Marquez She, her, hers yuliana.ruizmarquez@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Favio Saabedra He, Him, His.  favio.saabedra@marquette.edu First generation college student sophomore
Brittney Saenz   brittney.saenz@marquette.edu First generation college student senior
Sarai Sanchez she, her  sarai.sanchez@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Iveliz M Sanchez Cruz   iveliz.sanchez@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Juan Sarabia   juan.sarabia@marquette.edu First generation college student senior
Andrew Smith He, Him, His andrew.m.smith@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman
Rebecca Sohn   rebecca.sohn@marquette.edu Ally  
Mary Thao She/Her/Hers mary.thao@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Wendy Rociles She/Her wendy.rociles@marquette.edu First generation college student junior
Sam Zabielski   sam.zabielski@marquette.edu First generation college student freshman