Student Stories

From first-generation to First To Go, Melly shares her experiences as a first-generation college student at UCLA and how getting involved helped her find a home away from home..

"I'm the first one to go in my family, to a four year university"

-Melissa "Melly" Merida '16
Assistant Resident Director, Hitch Suites

"I wasn't the first one in my family to decide to go to college, I was the first one who had the opportunity".

-Choukri Wyatt, UCLA Senior

True Bruin Stories

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