F1RST at NC State Student Organization

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.

2020-21 F1RST Executive Board

Name: Jean Ferman

Major: Polymer and Color Chemistry and Human Biology

Position: President

Minor: Nutrition and Microbiology

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Random Fact: I played hockey for over five years and quit after my foot got stuck in an escalator.

Dream Job: Being a specialized dentist, probably prosthodontics or orthodontics.

Name: Hagar Sadek

Major: International Studies with a concentration in Global Studies and minors in Psychology and Middle East Studies

Position: Vice President

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Random Fact: I love dancing especially bachata and merengue

Dream Job: Own a non-profit and work in middle eastern countries to lower poverty and provide educational opportunities

Name: Sophia Ma

Major: Business Administration

Position: Secretary

Hometown: Carrboro, NC

Random Fact: I have been tap dancing for 15 years.

Dream Job: One where I can travel and learn



Name: Ly Le

Major: Animal Sciences; Minor: Military Studies and Microbiology

Position: Treasurer

Hometown: Greenville, NC

Random Fact: I bake for my friends and family on Sundays.

Dream Job: Become a lab animal veterinarian to advance medicine and make sure animals in research are treated well.

Name: Jasmine Nguyen

Major: Psychology; Minor in Biology

Position: Community Outreach

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Random Fact: I currently just signed to a modeling agency in Atlanta as of July!

Dream Job: Becoming a dentist and having my own practice

Name: Jada Jant

Major: Biological Sciences with a concentration in human biology; Minor in Nutrition

Position: Programming Chair

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Random Fact: I love organic chemistry, and I get the chance to be a teaching assistant for a class in the fall

Dream Job: Becoming pediatric oncologist and working in a children’s hospital

Name: Maria Kanton

Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Position: Director of Marketing

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Random Fact: I’m second-generation Greek!

Dream Job: To create new medicine and reform public policy surrounding pharmaceuticals.

Advisor for F1RST: Courtney Simpson