First-Gen Mentoring Network

New in the fall of 2020, we’re excited to be offering a new way for first-gen students to connect with faculty and staff who are eager to give advice, share their perspectives, and guide them through their time at UVA.  Below you can find First-Gen Advocates, who hold standing office hours for first-gen students. If you’d like to drop in, just send them an email and let them know you’re coming! For now, meetings are held on Zoom or by phone. You’ll also find Network Associates who are available to meet by request, and a list of Mentors who are working with assigned small groups of students. Faculty and staff, if you’d like to be involved, email the program coordinators to get on the list for a future orientation.

Program Coordinators: Katie Densberger at and Josipa Roksa at