If you are a first generation college student and are worried that you might not be fully prepared to succeed in college, our #NepantlaPeer Educators are here to help!
#NepantlaPeerEducators are upper-level undergraduate students at NSC who are also members of the Nepantla Program. These students have completed the Summer Bridge and the First Year Experience and are involved on campus through student organizations, clubs, and/or jobs. With diverse academic majors and interests, these students can help find on and off campus resources, be a support system, and provide feedback regarding major exploration, school-life balance, and growth mindset.
#NepantlaPeerEducators go through NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator Training to develop their leadership skills as they become agents of change and a support system.
Each new student will be assigned a #NepantlaPeerEducator who they will meet with throughout Summer Bridge and throughout the new student’s first year at NSC. In a group setting or in a one-on-one meeting, #NepantlaPeerEducators also create and implement unique programming opportunities for students in the program.
Hi! I’m Adolfo, a 6th generation Nepantla student. I am an English major and double minoring in Social Justice and History. My preferred pronouns are he/him/his.
Hear some of my advice for other first-generation college students and my role as a #NepantlaPeerEducator here.
Hey! My name is Karla and I am a 5th cohort Nepantla student. My major is Psychology and I’m double minoring in Deaf Studies and Counseling. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Click here to learn how Nepantla has supported me as a first generation college student.
Hello! I am Olegaria. I am part of Nepantla’s 6th cohort and my major is Psychology. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Click here to learn about some challenges I face as a first generation college student and what #TeamNepantla means to me.
Hi there! My name is Maria and a member of Nepantla’s 5th cohort. I am a double major in Environmental Resource Science and Business Administration. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Click here to learn how Nepantla has given me a sense of belonging on campus.
Hey! I’m Ricardo and I am a 5th cohort Nepantla student. My major is Business Administration and my minor is Pre-Law. My preferred pronouns are he/him/his.
Click here to hear some advice for other first generation college students.
Hi everyone! My name is Samantha and I’m a member of Nepantla’s 4th cohort. I am a Criminal Justice major and my double minors are in Social Justice and Deaf Studies. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Click here to learn how Nepantla has supported me through my college career.