The first-generation college experience is one that is often a subtle realization. This piece examines the influence of the author's grandmother on her path to college and her understanding of what it means to be a first-generation college student. The author comes to the realization that a first-generation college education is not merely the student's own; it is that of her entire family and dates back generations.
Torres, Priscilla T.
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience:
1, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol3/iss1/11