The following are stories shared by faculty and staff members at the University of California, Merced who were once first generation college students. The hope is that these stories inspire, interest, and motivate other first generation college students into succeeding academically & personally throughout their UC Merced journey. Please feel free to explore each faculty/staff member’s stories.
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CLICK HERE TO READ MARIO’S STORY
Name: Mario Sifuentez
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts – History
Research Interests: Immigration, Labor, Food, Sports, Hip-Hop, Politics of the Third World
VIEW FULL STORY: HERE