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Bridging Family, Culture, & Graduate School - For First-Gen Graduate Students
Bridging Family, Culture, & Graduate School - For First-Gen Graduate Students
WhenMonday, Feb 25, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room145
Event typesSpecial Events, Student Activities
Event sponsorsCore Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School 

RSVP required for this free event. 

Core Programs and the First-Gen Graduate Student Advisory Board invite UW *First-Generation Graduate Students to:

A moderated panel conversation for and about first-generation graduate students, featuring insights for navigating relationships with family, culture, identity, and graduate school—followed by Q&A.

Dinner, refreshments, and community-building activities provided!

Featuring the following first-gen grad student panelists:

Fathiya Abdi (Health Services)
Laquita Grissett (Oral Health Sciences)
Diane Lopez (Library Science)
Meshell Sturgis (Communication)
Sumyat Thu (English)

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*A first-generation graduate student is in the first generation of their family to earn a Bachelor's degree--and is now working towards a graduate degree.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

Photos will be taken during this event. Images may be posted on Core Programs websites, facebook pages, and graduate student outreach materials. Please feel free to contact Core Programs staff at or (206) 543-1703, if you have any questions or feedback.…
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