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Episode 8 – Planting Seeds – First Generation Students in Agriculture

First Generation - One of Many 01/02/2021 210 1

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    Episode 8 – Planting Seeds – First Generation Students in Agriculture
    First Generation - One of Many

Do you wonder where your food, clothing or other plant based materials come from? Who works to provide these resources to us? On this episode we explore the world of agriculture from three different perspectives. One of our guests is a current first-generation student and the other two are first-generation alum. Each of them will provide insights to their experiences in agriculture and share thoughts on access, equity and inclusion in the field.

Our Guests

Bre Holbert

pronouns: she/her

Bre is a First Generation college student from Lodi, CA. She currently serves as the CSU, Chico Associated Students President and was recently awarded the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar. She attends California State University of Chico where she plans to pursue a career as a high school Agricultural Educator. Her goal is to teach in an urban/inter-city setting to shed light on the agriculture industry to students in ethnic minority identifying communities and aid them in reclaiming their stories in Agriculture. 

Celina Phillips 

Celina is a professor in Agriculture and serves as the Program Lead for the Animal Science program. She has a passion for inclusivity in teaching and supporting Chico State’s first-generation students. 

Garrett Liles 

Garret is excited to share that he is a Chico local, Chico State Alumni, and first-gen student. He has a goal to share his passion for Soils to all and have fun doing it. ‘Unconventional’ but I ask you to define convention and when that became the right way of doing things… 

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