Every Monday, we profile a current student or college grad who is the first in their family to go to college or from a limited-income background. They share their story, how they overcame challenges, and offer tips and strategies.


University of Michigan

Ask for help even when you don’t need it.
Hometown: Westland, MI
Currently: National editor at The Daily Beast
Self-described: Passionate, intelligent, driven
Enjoys: Reading, even though I do it every day for work. History and nonfiction especially. Crazy, I know.

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I’m a journalist, and that’s a calling not a profession. I’m a first-generation college graduate who grew up in a middle-class Detroit suburb. Thanks to my parents’ expectations...

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