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Making it’ as a First-Generation College Student

As an active student leader on campus, junior sociology major Meka Mosley is used to interacting with the community and talking about her UNI experience. It’s a normal part of her job, so she never expected it could lead to a personal revelation. But last year, while tabling at the annual I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa event in Des Moines, Mosley had a breakthrough after one student, when asked what she wanted to do with her future, told Mosley, “I want to be like you.”

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