88: Talking About Grad School With First-Gen Parents with Bryant Pahl

88: Talking About Grad School With First-Gen Parents with Bryant Pahl

In this episode, we have a special guest who speaks to us about his experience navigating talking to his first-gen parents about grad school. We discussed what it’s like having many conversations with our low-income immigrant parents about what graduate school is, what we study, what we do, our future careers, our finances, and much more!

Bryant Pahl is a first-generation Ph.D. student at UC Irvine where he is studying Earth System Science. Going into his second year, his research focuses on paleoclimate. Bryant graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Earth Science and is a McNair alum. He plans to complete his Ph.D. and pursue a career in academia where he hopes to mentor students from all backgrounds who are interested in learning more about the earth system.

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