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First Generation First

Putting our first-gen students first.

Our Team

Jazmin Reyes
Jazmin ReyesFounder

Hello! My name is Jazmin Reyes and I founded FGF in hopes of supporting first-generation and low-income students like myself through scholarships and sufficient resources. My vision is to lead more students into college by providing helpful insights that I wished someone had told me and tips I have learned through my own experiences in high school and college.

Contact me at jazmin@firstgenfirst.org.

Caroline Tran
Caroline TranDesign

Hi! I'm Caroline Tran and I am an undergraduate at Stanford University from Seattle, WA. As a first-generation college student, I've been diving headfirst into every new experience, so I know how it feels to be overwhelmed and lost. I joined FGF in hopes of helping other first-gen students navigate the high-school-to-college transition while using my passion for mentorship and art.

Contact me at caroline@firstgenfirst.org.

Alan Gallardo
Alan GallardoMarketing

Hey guys! I'm Alan and I am a current undergraduate at UCLA studying Communications and Film. I joined the FGF team because I also grew up as a first-generation and low-income student from the city of Bell, CA, and I want to help reach as many students as possible by using my experience in film and marketing.

Contact me at alan@firstgenfirst.org.

Christian Figueroa
Christian FigueroaSoftware

Hi! I'm Christian and I'm an undergraduate at Stanford studying Computer Science and Biology. I grew up as a first-gen student in Wasco, CA. I joined FGF because I know how hard it is to navigate something as new and scary as college, and I want to help other first-gen students who feel the same way.

Contact me at christian@firstgenfirst.org.

Carolyn Guzman
Carolyn GuzmanResearcher

Hey! I’m Carolyn Guzman, born and raised in southeast LA. I'm currently an undergraduate in the First Generation Student Success Program at UCSD and majoring in Human Biology. I decided to join FGF because I want other students to know that there is support out there and there are people rooting for your success!

Contact me at carolyn@firstgenfirst.org.

Aranzazu Soto
Aranzazu SotoResearcher

Hi! My name is Aranzazu Soto, and I’m an undergraduate at Yale University, all while being a first-generation and low-income student. I joined FGF because I want to make sure other students like me continue to have resources and guidance available to them through the college process because it can be very intimidating.

Contact me at aranzazu@firstgenfirst.org.