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First-Generation College Students

» About Promising Future Program Staff

The student program assistants for the Promising Futures Program are current first-generation college students at Chapman who help develop and facilitate the growth of the Promising Futures Program. They assist in organizing regular program events for first-generation college students, such as regular meetings, study sessions, and socials.

+ - Crystal De La Riva, M.A - Program Coordinator

The student program assistants work under the guidance and supervision of Crystal De La Riva, the Academic Advising Center’s Specialty Advisor for students in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Program Coordinator for the Promising Futures Program, Crystal is a first-generation college student herself and is very passionate about supporting the first-generation community at Chapman.

About Crystal: I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University and completed Chapman’s M.A. program for Marriage and Family Therapy.  As a first-generation Chapman alumna, I understand the learning curve associated with adapting to the college environment.  Much of my experience at Chapman was positive and I attribute this to being involved and seeking the guidance of those willing to help.  I look forward to using my experience and knowledge to assist fellow Chapman panthers get the most of their college experience too!

Email: delariva@chapman.edu

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+ - 2018-2019 PFP Staff

2018-2019 Student Program Assistants for PFP
Brenda Ruvalcaba '20, Alberto Garibay '20, Clarissa Cordova '20, Nick Romo '20

Contact Us

For general questions the Promising Futures Program and first-generation student resources,
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Program Coordinator
Crystal De La Riva, M.A.