The mission of F1RST at NC State is to provide social, academic, and professional support and development to first-generation students at NC State. This organization is meant to prepare students for success during and beyond their collegiate careers.
2021-22 F1RST Executive Board
Name: Jasmine Nguyen
Major + Year: Psychology and Minoring in Biology, Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Fun Fact: Every few years, I try to grow out my hair as long as possible to donate to LocksofLove
Dream Job: I would love to be a cosmetic dentist helping people reform their teeth however they love and own my own practice.
Name: Maria Kanton
Major + Year: Chemical Engineering, Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Fun Fact: I’m second-generation Greek!
Dream Job: Somehow simultaneously researching and developing new medicine and writing public policy to better regulate pharmaceutical companies. We’ll see what happens!
Name: Sophia Ma
Major + Year: Business Administration & International Studies, Junior
Hometown: Carrboro, NC
Fun Fact: I slept through an earthquake.
Dream Job: I want to go into IT and work for a multinational company.
Name: Kelis Johnson
Major + Year: Africana Studies & Public Health, Sophomore
Position: Director of Community Outreach
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Fun Fact: I love to travel and go on adventures!
Dream Job: To reform the healthcare system for minorities, specifically women, while also being a full-time activist.
Name: Brianna Haynes
Major + Year: Crop Biotechnology & Horticulture, Senior
Hometown: China Grove, NC
Fun Fact: I have a phobia of mascots and actively avoid Mr and Ms Wuf at any sporting event
Dream Job: To become a plant breeder or plant postharvest physiologist in which I am able to work out in the field, in greenhouses, and in the lab improving horticultural cultivars!
Name: Hannah Behailu
Major + Year: Industrial Engineering, Junior
Position: Director of Marketing
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Fun Fact: I am from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!
Dream Job: To develop innovative solutions that optimize quality and efficiency in the care hospitals provide.
Name: Janet Rivera
Major + Year: Political Science
Position: Programming Chair
Hometown: Clarkton, NC
Fun Fact: As a kid, I had a dog named Nemo.
Dream Job: I would love to be able to change the immigration system in the U.S. while working as an immigration lawyer to help make the process more accessible to others.
Advisor for F1RST: Courtney Simpson