This summer, we’re partnering with the College Board to offer four first-generation college-going students the chance to travel the country in our Green RV. These road-trippers are the first in their families to go to college, and they’ll be interviewing inspiring professionals who were also first-generation college-going students. They’ll start their 4-week journey in July, but before they take the wheel, here’s a little bit of info to help you get to know them:
Jenny is a 19-year-old freshman from Mississippi State University. She’s putting herself through college, and is currently trying to decide on a college major. She’s interested in a lot of things, but is worried that remaining “undeclared” means she’s wasting her time and her money. She’s looking forward to meeting other individuals who have faced similar struggles.
Jasmine is an outgoing 20-year-old sophomore from the University of South Carolina. She comes from a very tight-knit family, and has some reservations about leaving her comfort zone and her family. This trip will allow her to take the first step out of the “Carolina bubble.”
Felipe is a 24-year-old from Los Angeles, California. He’s the first in his family (as well as his apartment complex) to graduate from college, and is now looking for ways to pay it forward. He wants to relay the importance of education to kids in the neighborhoods he grew up in, so he’s excited to speak with mentors who have done similar work in their communities.
Johnathan is a 20-year-old sophomore from the University of Central Florida, who is eager to develop his leadership skills. He’s majoring in marketing, and wants to own his own company someday. Johnathan’s driven by his sense of responsibility to pave the way and be a good role model for his younger siblings. The farthest he’s ever traveled is Ohio and he’s eager to be exposed to more of the country.