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Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Lisa Pham

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

First-generation graduate student Lisa Pham is motivated to pursue graduate school based on her family’s love of food and the connections that can come from sharing a meal.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Jeonghwan Kim

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jeonghwan Kim is a Ph.D. student from Korea studying Latin American literature. He calls getting into his Ph.D. program as one of the happiest days of his life.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Sally Cabrera

Monday, November 1, 2021

Sally Cabrera is a MPH student in the Gillings School of Global Public Health who is focused on community-based research to influence public health policy. With a lens of epidemiological methods, she seeks to enhance the relevance and use of research data that would influence policy and benefit communities.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Melissa Lam-McCarthy

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Melissa Lam-McCarthy is a Master of Public Health student who is focused on health outcomes by way of food justice, supply chains, and access to food for people who live in both urban and rural communities.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Margarett McBride

Monday, August 23, 2021

Margarett McBride is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Her research focuses on how neighborhood contexts shape parenting and youth well-being in Black families. The Graduate School featured her research in its spring 2021 Beyond These Walls event.

CGSF: First-Gen Friday – December

Friday, December 6, 2019

Join us Friday for free appetizers and socializing with first-gen grads. First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university, while enjoying … Continued

CGSF: First-Gen Friday – November

Friday, November 8, 2019

Today is National First-Generation College Day! In honor of this holiday, join CGSF for a free screening of “Unlikely” as part of the 2019 National First-Generation College Celebration. The film will be shown in the Carolina Union Auditorium and snacks … Continued

CGSF: First-Gen Friday – October

Friday, October 11, 2019

Join us Friday for free appetizers and socializing with first-gen grads. First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university, while enjoying … Continued