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First-Generation Grad Students: Our Journeys to Academic Success

April 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us as our panelists share their experiences as first-generation students in graduate school. Panelists will answer audience questions and discuss their own academic journeys, including Master’s and doctoral training, mentorship, job market strategies, and general advice for first-generation graduate student success.


  • Samira Brooks, PhD, Postdoctoral Trainee, Department of Environmental Health & Science Engineering, Gillings School of Public Health
  • Donaldson Conserve, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Trainee, UNC Institute for Global Health& Infectious Disease
  • Olga Gonzalez-Lopez, PhD, post-doctoral research associate, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Kyle Mays, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History
  • Joan Evaliz Roque Peña, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry

**Light snacks will be provided**

Please RSVP via this link

For any questions, contact Leslie Adams, Co-Leader for the UNC First-Gen Grad Student Initiative or Maria Erb, Co-Director for Diversity & Student Success

Co-sponsored by the UNC First-Generation Graduate Student Initiative and the Diversity and Student Success Program in The Graduate School


April 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Graduate Student Center
211 W. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, 27599,
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