185: From PWI to HSI: What I Wish I Knew as a First-Gen Child of Immigrants with Alma Lopez
This week our special guest is Alma Lopez who shares her experience attending a predominantly white institution (PWI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as a first-gen child of immigrants. Alma is a Sociology PhD student at University of Nevada in Las Vegas. She has a Masters degree in sociology from Minnesota State University Menkeito and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also has certificates in experimental psychology and nonprofit leadership. Her passion is centered on amplifying the experiences and voices of Latinx children of immigrants.
In this episode, she stresses how the demographics and location of a university can impact a student’s sense of safety and comfort, and ultimately, their success in grad school. Alma also emphasizes the importance of having representation and support when choosing a graduate program. She also offers advice for prospective grad school applicants on other things to consider when selecting graduate programs.
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