Focus on first-gen: This week we highlight Diana Carbajal, assistant director of Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP. Why does advocating for first-gen matter? With an estimated 65% of the workforce requiring education beyond a high school diploma, engaging and supporting first generation attend college has become a necessity. Investing in their success is a win for everyone as they not only benefit but they also become and asset to the community. Sign up to join the First-Gen Affinity Shockers (FGAS)—This group is designed to foster a community of first-generation professionals, build a group that offers professional development and networking opportunities. It’s also meant to foster an environment where common experiences can be shared, while addressing the needs of first-gen professionals at Wichita State University.