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First-Generation Programs

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First-Generation Programs Staff

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Quaylan Allen, Ph.D.

Director, Associate Professor
Reeves Hall 238
714) 628-2752
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Jacqueline Aparicio, M.S.

Graduate Student Coordinator
DeMille Hall 160L
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Victoria Bello

Student Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
DeMille Hall 160L
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Clarissa Cordova

Graduate Student Coordinator
DeMille Hall 160L
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Myra Dayrit

Student Events Assistant
DeMille Hall 160L
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Aaron Gutierrez

Student Events Assistant
DeMille Hall 160L
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Maya Yesharim

Graduate Student Coordinator
DeMille Hall 160L

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First-Generation Programs Advisory Board


First-gen ambassadors
Angelique Acuna

First-Gen Ambassadors

Christian Aguilar

Office of Admissions

Marisol Arredondo

Institutional Research and Decision Support

Gabriela Castaneda

Argyros School of Business & Economics

Chelsea Dempsey 

Office of Financial Aid

Janine DuMontelle 

Office of Legal Affairs

Heidi Girolamo

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Dylan Holder

The First-Generation Mentoring Program

Sara LaBelle 

School of Communication

Nina LeNoir 

Provost Office

Oliver Lopez Najera 

Schmid College of Science and Technology

Becky Schlafer 

Student Business Services
Elaine Schwartz

Schmid College of Science and Technology

Stephanie Takaragawa

Wilkinson School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Us


For general questions regarding First-Generation Programs and first-generation student resources, please contact us at firstgen@chapman.edu