Emily Vega '19: Building community, bridging divides
2018 Oct 30
As a first-generation Latina college student, Emily Vega '19 arrived at Gettysburg unassuming, yet ready. With the support of her parents, she was ready to transform herself into an explorer, take on the world, and find her passion. "Much of the process of getting into college, finding internships, and growing in an academic and professional setting has been new to both my family and I," she said. "My parents never sat in a college classroom, experienced syllabus day, or had advisor meetings, but despite not having a college experience of their own, they are delighted to see me at Gettysburg College."