First-Generation Roundtable With Columbia Faculty

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us for a roundtable discussion with faculty members sharing their experience navigating higher education as the first in their families to attend graduate school.

Our roundtable includes:

Moderator - Hilda Hutcherson, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia University Medical Center; Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Panelist - Tonda Hughes, Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Global Health

Panelist - Micaela Martinez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Panelist - Carmela Alcantara, Associate Professor of Social Work

Panelist - Malo Hutson, Associate Professor of Urban Planning

This event is part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion & Engagement within the Office of University Life and is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.

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