83: Being FLI with Socks

Are you a first generation-college graduate and a first-generation to the United States? Being the first can be difficult, but it is getting through these transitions where we grow to become someone better than our past selves. Cesar shares with us his transitions from being born in Mexico to now becoming an entrepreneur. Being transparent in our story is what gives others the strength to know that they can keep moving forward and aspire for more.

Cesar was born in a small town in Jalisco, Mexico and moved to the US when he was 10 years old to a small agricultural town in the Salinas Valley. He is a first-generation professional working in higher education for over 15 years. The common thread in his work has been supporting first-generation, low-income (FLI) students at various levels. Cesar’s college career began at a community college before earning his BA and MA. He recently began working on his EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership, which he will use to further my work supporting FLI students.

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