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Veronica Terriquez, Associate Professor, Sociology Department [Photo credit: Carolyn Lagattuta]
Veronica Terriquez was born in the San Gabriel Valley in eastern Los Angeles County. The daughter of working-class immigrants, Veronica discovered early on her acumen and affinity for academic pursuits.

The First Generation Initiative is a new initiative that seeks to collaboratively build a network of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who identify as first-generation or as supporters of our first-generation student population.

  • Read more about our goals.
  • Meet our first-gen alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Join our effortOver 900 alumni, emeriti, faculty, staff, and students have already signed up to be part of this initiative.

For more information about the UC Santa Cruz First Generation Initiative, contact us via email at firstgen@ucsc.edu.