The Contemporary College Student Podcast
Episode 12

Season 3: First to Fly

Michelle Boettcher published on

On this episode of First to Fly, Jared Logan and Teddie Chastain sit down with two Clemson student affairs professionals, Cara Snider and Agassy Rodriguez.

The group chats about their own experiences as first-generation college students, and some of the typical challenges of navigating higher education with this identity.

Tune in to learn more about how the experiences of many first-gen students do not end at graduation, but instead are a lifelong journey.


Additional Resources: 

Rice, A.J., Colbow, A.J., Gibbons, S., Cederberg, C., Sahker, E., Liu, W.M., & Wurster, K. (2017) The social class worldviews of first-generation college students,

Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 30(4), 415-440. doi:10.1080/09515070.2016.1179170

Covarrubias, R., Romero, A., & Trivelli, M. (2014). Family achievement guilt and mental well-being of college students. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 24 (7), 2031-2037. doi:10.1007/s10826-


Wang, T.R. (2012). Understanding the memorable messages first-generation college students receive from on-campus mentors. Communication Education, 61 (4), 335-357.


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