First-generation students are the first in their family to go to college. But they have a 45% dropout rate - often because they are juggling jobs, and family and cultural pressures. A UNR graduate who works with first-generation students decided to turn their stories into a documentary. We talk to him, as well as first-generation students. Were you the first in your family to go to college? Did you stick with it, or drop out? What challenges did you face, that students who came from a college-educated family didn't have to deal with.
Chris Barry, UNR graduate student & documentary filmmaker
Karla Hernandez, UNR graduate student
Brandon Marshall, UNR undergraduate student