Humans of GEN1

Humans of GEN1

For our latest installment of Humans of GEN1, we interviewed MS/BS student Andrey Ryabtsev who immigrated to the United States from Russia after a brief stop in Israel as a child. Andrey is set to graduate with dual degrees June of this year! Congratulations Andrey!

For our latest Humans of GEN1, we decided to interview Ege Caglar, a second year undergraduate at the Allen School! Ege details his transition from the Turkish school system to an American university.

For our latest installment of Humans of GEN1, we interviewed undergraduate student Samek Mulepati, who is not only a first-generation college student but also a first-generation immigrant to the US. In his interview, Samek reflects on navigating English as a second language, attending a post-secondary educational institution in the US at the same time as his mother, and his journey in finding his passion for Computer Science and coming to the Allen School.

For our next Humans of Gen1, we decided to interview undergraduate Ardi Madadi. Ardi is a student and researcher at the Allen School who only recently came to the US in 2016!

For our second interview in the Humans of Gen1 Series, we decided to interview Shariya Ali, who is graduating from the Allen School this year! In an inspiring exchange with one of our interviewers, Shariya details the risks she took throughout her journey to get to where she is today.

GEN1 proudly presents the Humans of GEN1 series!


Humans of GEN1 aims to shout out exemplary individuals at the Allen School who identify as first generation. Our first interview is with Allen School Academic Advisor and GEN1 Staff Advisor, Leslie Ikeda!