July update

After I got my new IRB that reflects the changes I had made approved, I started making a new set of materials (posters, qualtrics survey, etc) to get ready for the fall recruitment. Since I can’t really get started on the study until incoming W&M freshmen arrive on the campus, I have been working on the…
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An Update on the First- Generation College Students Study: A Change of Direction

For the past two months, Professor Raposa and I have been focusing on participant recruitment. Before school ended in May, we finalized our initial baseline survey questionnaires and created our recruitment posters. Just in case you were wondering, this is our poster! Have you seen them around Williamsburg?


First-Generation College Students and Mental Health

In the United States, a bachelor’s degree is an essential requirement for most employers. However, first generation college students have higher dropout rates and lower graduation rates; only 25% of first generation college students graduate within six years, compared to 56% of non-first generation students. Thus, social inequality is exacerbated by continued educational disparity.