Aerin Malana


Hi y'all! I'm Aerin, a rising 4th year studying Computer Science and minoring in Diversity and Labor Studies. I'm so excited to build community with y'all again for another year as Chair of GEN1! The first-generation experience is such a unique one and I can’t wait to be a part of building up and supporting this community in so many ways. If you have any questions or just wanna say hi, always feel free to reach out <3Fun fact: I watch my favorite shows obsessively over and over (e.g. Jujutsu Kaisen 2 times, The Crown 5 times, Game of Thrones 7 times)aerinm@cs.washington.edu

David Cueva

Vice Chair

Wazzaaap! I'm David, a fifth year majoring in CS and minoring in dance. As a first gen student coming from an immigrant family, I know all too well the institutional barriers and other challenges that come as a result. That's why we hope to create an environment where we can bring our own flair as first gen students and thrive together. I look forward to meeting you all so don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want to talk about anything else! P.S. That includes music taste :PFun fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue 😝dc7497@cs.washington.edu

Maggie Lai


Hi :) My name is Maggie! I am a 4th year studying Computer Science and minoring in Diversity and History. I’m excited to be back with GEN1 for another year, and I look forward to continuing to build community with other first generation college students. We’re excited to hopefully see you all around campus, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to say hi!Fun fact: My family and I raise over 30 koi fish in our backyard!maggi3@cs.washington.edu

Sonia Fereidooni

Student Relations

Hello my name is Sonia and I enjoy long walks on the beach, cats, and inclusion with my diversity! Being a first-gen immigrant to the US with a non-CS background, I understand the struggle of breaking barriers and being the “first” in the family to push limits. Let me know about any questions or concerns about the club and how to get involved!Fun fact: I am five foot seven and three quarters tall. fereison@cs.washington.edu

Eman Mustefa


Hi everyone! My name is Eman and I’m a junior in the Allen School. My interests include watching a ton of Youtube, reading and boybands!! Coming into the Allen School this year was a big culture shock to me, as the first in my family to go to university and to pursue a CS degree, it was a complete and new environment for me. Learning how to navigate this new world around me is a difficult task, which I’m still working on doing. The biggest thing that helped me was my friends and knowing there were people like me, that's why I joined GEN1. Feel free to reach out about anything!Fun fact: I have an unhealthy obsession with Disney channel original movie musicals. Camp Rock, Lemonade Mouth you name it.emanm2@cs.washington.edu

Kent Zeng

Public Relations

Hi everyone! I'm Kent and I'm a junior majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. I'm super excited to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all first-gen students this year. We all have different backgrounds and stories to share and I look forward to learning more about your first-gen experience. Please reach out if there is anything GEN1 can do to make your college experience meaningful!Fun fact: My first starter pokemon was piplup in pokemon diamond versionkentzeng@cs.washington.edu

Kristy Nhan


Hi!! My name is Kristy and I'm a sophomore majoring in Computer Science, with intent to take the Data Science track and minor in Diversity. I like cats and making playlists on Spotify :D Being a first-generation student is a large part of my identity and it's also affected my journey through college, so I hope to contribute to a safe space and community for first-gen Allen School students to feel welcomed and included, and feel that we all have the resources we need to succeed. Feel free to reach out if you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat! Fun fact: I want to skydive somedaykristynh@cs.washington.edu