First Generation Student Association

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About Us

Our mission is to foster a thriving community of college first-generation MBA students. Our core values—Community & Belonging, Support, and Visibility—guide our purpose and actions. FGSA is on a mission to build a close-knit community, provide essential support, and increase the visibility of first-generation MBA students. Together, we are reshaping the narrative of what it means to be a trailblazer in the business world.

Community & Belonging

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where first-generation MBA students can connect, share experiences, and build lasting relationships. We believe that a sense of belonging is essential for personal and professional growth.

Support

FGSA is committed to providing unwavering support to our members. We will offer resources, mentorship, and a network of peers who understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with being a first-generation college student pursuing an MBA. Our goal is to empower our members to excel in their academic and career pursuits.

Visibility

We strive to elevate the visibility of first-generation MBA students within the Kellogg community and beyond. We aim to break down barriers and challenge stereotypes, proving that our diverse backgrounds bring a wealth of perspectives and strengths to the business world. Through advocacy, events, and outreach, we are making our presence known.

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Our Team

Alexandre Pendergrass Profile

Alexandre Pendergrass

Co-President
Molly O’Connell Profile

Molly O'Connell

Co-President