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Letter From The Director

Dear UCSF First Generation College Community (and Allies)

As I prepare to leave my position at UCSF, I feel immense gratitude for this deeply meaningful opportunity I had to serve the first generation college community at UCSF in my capacity as the inaugural Director of First Generation Support Services. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you all and I leave with memories that I will cherish for a lifetime.

Moving forward, the Executive Director of Student Life will be developing a transition plan to ensure that the needs of UCSF first generation college students are met. For future assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Takao at (415) 502-3233 or carol.takao@ucsf.edu.

Thank you for all of the ways in which you have inspired me over the years and for having the courage and heart to venture into the unknown world of graduate and professional school to actualize your potential and contribute to your family, community, profession and society. I wish you all every success as you journey forward in realizing your dreams - individually and collectively.  

With respect and appreciation,
Neesha Patel, PhD
Director, First Generation Support Services


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First Gen Story Circle