Next Gen Initiative

While there is no universal first-generation, low-income (FG/LI) student experience across Harvard, there are shared FG/LI challenges and needs that Harvard can effectively address through the innovative use of existing university resources and services. Next Gen is a multiplatform initiative that aims to positively enhance the experience of all students who are the first in their families to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S., including undocumented and low-income students.

Amanda Sharick, Senior Program Manager, Graduate Commons Program, CADM| Vinothan N. Manoharan, Wagner Family Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics, SEAS| Nancy E. Hill, Charles Bigelow Professor of Education, HGSE | Roberto G. Gonzalez, Professor, Director of Immigration Initiative at Harvard, HGSE| Daniel Lobo, Assistant Director of Office of Career Services, FAS | Shandra Jones, Ph.D. Candidate, HGSE |Dr. Leslie Adams, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Health Equity Research Lab-Consultant, SPH | Leslie Jimenez, AB’ Ed.Ld. candidate, RIDES Fellow, HGSE | Evelyn Contreras, Senior Program Coordinator, RIDES Program-Consultant; Sade Abraham, M.Ed., Academic Coach, Academic Resource Center, FAS