First-generation student finds ‘home’ at Iowa State, future in kinesiology
Alejandro Martinez is a first-generation student that never intended on going to college.
But after going through Upward Bound, a college preparatory program for first-generation and/or income-eligible high school students, and earning the Multicultural Vision Program award, Martinez will graduate from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health.
“I’m a first-generation student, so I hope to inspire others in my community and make an impact, leave a legacy behind,” Martinez said.
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