I would describe being a first-generation student as a rollercoaster. There are a lot of highs and lows that make your college experience so unique. At UI, I have loved the community of empowering people I have been able to engage with. I am incredibly thankful for the support system around me that empowers me to push boundaries in and out of the classroom.

Alexia Sanchez
Junior
Major(s): Political Science & Social Justice; Minor: Philosophy

The University of Iowa