Being first-gen to me means that I will carve the path for my siblings and the rest of my family for better education and opportunities.

Norma Callejas ’26 Norma Callejas ’26

I would summarize my experience briefly as: a cycle of continuous ups and downs, but not as scary an experience as I believed it would be before I started my time as a student here.

Ilsaa Siddiqui ’25 Ilsaa Siddiqui ’25

Attending Hamilton College as a first-generation student allows me to honor my parents’; sacrifice by achieving my professional and academic dreams, which is a tremendous accomplishment.

Paige McKenzie ’25 Paige McKenzie ’25
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