38: Being Present in Your Life Choices

Kickin’ it in #thefirstgenlounge with Donald A. Coleman, Jr. He’s one that you can find leading with laughter and #BankheadBouncingAllOverTheWorld. An empowering about being intentional about your choices, expanding your horizons through travel, and living your best life by being present. Donald A. Coleman Jr. has been named as the first director of Student Transitions […]


24: Creating Financial Freedom

An enlightening conversation about beginning with the end in mind, committing to one’s success, and being financially free.  Ja’Net Adams is an International Speaker and Author of “Debt Sucks! A College Student’s Guide To Winning With Money So They Can Live Their Dreams!” She graduated from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science […]


23: Committing to Authentic Self-Identity

#UpliftingliftFirstGens with Marquis Taylor, Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Creator of the blog “I Am Authentically Me.” An empowering conversation about developing identity, affirming oneself, and committing to being your most authentic self. Marquis Taylor has devoted a great deal of […]


17: Owning Your Identity and Purpose

An empowering conversation about being first-gen and owning one’s identity, navigating professionals spaces, and setting expectations. Irnande Altema, Esq earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry from the College of Notre Dame in 2007. She then pursued a Master of Science in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy from Georgetown University […]