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Episode 3 – I am who I say I am

First Generation - One of Many 07/30/2020 193


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    Episode 3 – I am who I say I am
    First Generation - One of Many

There is a constant battle regarding who we are and who we should be in certain facets of life. Stereotype threat, biases and imposter syndrome are prevalent in everyday lives. Join us and we discuss those topics and how they have affected our guests and the communities’ they serve.

Our Guests

Marina Lomeli-Fox

Marina Lomeli-Fox is a local from Butte County, hometown of good ol’ Gridley 😊 Her parents were immigrants from Mexico, and like many families, wanted to start a better life in the United States for their children. Marina is first generation college graduate and the only one in her family to get a college degree. A Chico State and EOP alum, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social work in 1998, and returned years later obtaining her Master’s in Social Work at Chico State in 2015. Currently, Marina is the Program Coordinator for PATH Scholars which is our campus support program for students with a foster care and/or unaccompanied homeless experience.

Luis De Paz Fernandez

Luis is a proud alumnus from San Francisco State where he received a bachelor’s in Latino/a Studies and International Relations and a graduate degree in Public Administration. Luis has held various positions at SF State with most recently serving as the Administrator Support for the Office of the President. Luis now serves as the interim AB540 Dream Coordinator for the Dream Resource Center at SF State. As a first-generation undocumented student, he advocated for the Dream Resource Center at SF State. Since its establishment in 2016, the Dream Resource Center provides resources such as legal services, mentoring, advising, advocacy and programing for undocumented students.

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