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From the Centennial Archives: Joanne Lee Gives First-Gen Students Their First Look at UVA

As a first-generation student, Joanne Lee helped others see that they can belong at UVA with Hoos First Look.

This video was first published on UVA Video on Nov. 26, 2019.

By Mitchell Powers, mp3zy@virginia.edu

When Joanne Lee (McIntire ’21) first came to the University of Virginia as a first-generation student from a low-income background, she initially felt overwhelmed by what it took to succeed. She found a support system in other members of the first-gen community and helped prospective high school juniors see that they can belong at UVA with Hoos First Look.

 

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