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We Are Revelle: First-Gen and Finest

First-Gen and Finest LogoRevelle College, the first college at UC San Diego, is home to many students who are the first in their families to attend college. We recognize these students as first-generation college students or “first-gen” for short. Several Revelle staff and faculty also identify as first-gen college students. UC San Diego and the University of California Office of the President define first-generation college students as students with neither parent having earned a four-year college degree. At Revelle, we recognize that students identify as first-gen for many reasons, and we seek to support all students who self-identify as first-gen.

We are prepared to support and empower students who are the first in their family to attend college with the tools to successfully navigate earning a degree from a research university. Revelle College can assist students who are exploring major and career options, managing financial decisions, navigating university resources and policies, finding a place among a larger community, and building a supportive social network.  Revelle’s First-Gen and Finest committee specifically seeks to support students by making connections tcampus resources and events, and through digital engagement.

Defining a First-Generation Student

UC San Diego defines first-generation college students as students with neither parent having a four-year college degree (UCOP definition)

First-Generation Revelle Staff

Staff Title Contact Information
Angel Monroy Aparicio (he/him/él)  Exec. Asst., Dean of Student Affairs amonroyaparicio@ucsd.edu
Ashley Grove (she/her/hers) Senior Academic Counselor amgrove@ucsd.edu
Isabel Lopez (she/her/hers) Residence Life Housing Assistant i1lopez@ucsd.edu
Janet Lim Program Assistant janetslim@ucsd.edu
Jesselan Nehls (she/her/hers) Senior Academic Counselor jnehls@ucsd.edu
Katie Michel (she/her/hers) Dean of Academic Advising kmichel@ucsd.edu
Rubia Hernandez (she/her/ella) Assistant Director of Residence Life rjhernandez@ucsd.edu
Sherry Mallory (she/her/hers) Dean of Student Affairs slmallory@ucsd.edu
Stephanie Estrada (she/her/ella) Success Coach sme001@ucsd.edu 


If you are a staff or faculty member who identifies as a first-gen student, please fill out this form.

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