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UCLA First to Go

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, Class of 2018

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 way from from.

Not only does this mother and daughter duo share the same first name, they are also both Bruins. Sharron was a first-generation college student. Now she's helping her mother, Sharron, navigate UCLA as a transfer student.

My parents didn't understand the magnitude of me going to college, but they were still able to provide me with emotional support

— Becky La, Class of 2016

Alumni Spotlight - First-Gen Stories