I started the Transitions Research Project in 2017 as a way to understand the experiences of low-income and first generation college students at Vassar. It is my hope that these narratives will shape the direction of the college as it works to find increasingly effective ways to help Transitions students thrive during their time at Vassar.

Of equal importance, I hope that becoming involved with the research process itself will feel empowering to the members of the research team. I feel strongly that the perspectives that students bring to the project as first gen, low-income students strengthen the work we do together.

For a sense of the exciting projects that members of the team have undertaken over the years, hover over the “Projects” tab above and click on the various links.