As one sister finishes, another gets started


Sisters Britney and Daisy Rithvixay, a first-year student and a senior, are first-generation students who come from Snohomish County, as do almost a third of students at UW Bothell.

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Closing the gap for first-generation students


The first in her immediate family to earn a four-year degree, Samantha Penjaraenwatana, found support at UW Bothell and has become a mentor herself.

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Some grad students are first-generation, too


The University of Washington Bothell prides itself on welcoming undergraduates who would be first in their families to earn a four-year degree. There’s another first-gen group — graduate students — who face their own challenges.

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