Empowering you to show up

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Inspired by the first-gen experience. I see you.

I provide bilingual:

- Workshops: College and Graduate School

- College and Graduate School Coaching

- Empowering Shirts & Mugs

- Resources (English & Spanish)

Intern with FirstGen_Resilience!

Empowering You To Show Up

Greetings! I’m Ana, a first-generation Latinx PhD. Drawing from my own research, practice, and lived experience, I became dedicated to supporting other first-gen college students not only successfully navigate higher education, but thrive once there. After completing my PhD, I became even more passionate about empowering other first-gens to pursue graduate school by providing information, guidance, and motivation.

Although the number of first-gen college students has increased in recent years, first-gen students are still significantly underrepresented in graduate school. The low number is a reflection of institutional and structural barriers, not a reflection of the students themselves. I understand the challenges first-gen college students face while navigating higher education. I also understand the many assets we bring to the institution, and I want to celebrate them with you. First-gens are resilient; we show up day after day.

Centered on the first-gen experience and family inclusion, I help students access higher education and succeed once there. I provide bilingual college and graduate school workshops, college coaching, graduate school coaching, and empowering products. The phrases on these shirts and mugs helped me keep showing up for my goals, and now, I want to share them with you! I hope they help you in your journey, too. I believe in you.

All items feature original designs by @FirstGen_Resilience.

Bilingual First-gen College Coaching

My personal experience, research, and practice inspired me to offer accessible and holistic college coaching to 2 and 4-year college students. I am here to support you and your family through the process.

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First-gen Graduate School Coaching

With a focus on the first-gen student experience, I am here to support you to and through graduate school. I meet you where you are with a holistic and culturally proficient approach. Services are at an accessible cost.

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Tiendita

Need a little inspiration? These products were designed to empower you to continue to show up. The phrases helped me keep going, and I hope they help you, too! All items can be made in kids' size.

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Inspiration

Statistically, graduate degrees are not given to someone like me. I am here to prove that it is for people like me and YOU.

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Resources

Coming soon.

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Padres De Familia

Recursos en Español

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About Me

Learn more about my educational and professional experiences.

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Favoritos collection

  • Chin Up Mug
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  • Serena Morena Tee
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  • I Show Up Racerback Tank
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  • Strength, Resilience, Creation Mug
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scholarship donations

I strive to provide first-gen college students and their family support at no cost, and I need your help. With your generosity, more students will have access to information, resources, and guidance. You can make a donation in the links below or share this page with your networks. Thank you.

College Coaching Scholarship Donation $20
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College Coaching Scholarship Donation $65
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