Quinton Smith, 1GLI

My Story

Undergrad was a tough experience for me being 1G/LI. I had no knowledge of the resources available to me, who I should talk to, or how I should ask for help. It was difficult figuring out how I belonged in the university space, and I wish I would’ve done better to take care of my physical, mental, and emotional health at the time. This experience has significantly motivated me in my educational and career interests, as I hope to prevent other 1G/LI students–particularly those who are Black-identified–from having the same experience that I did.