First-Generation Faculty and Staff

In an effort to increase visibility of the first-gen faculty and staff community for first-gen students, The First Generation College Student Action Team is promoting the presence of the first generation community at USD. Click on a community member's name to read more about them!

If you are a faculty or staff member who identifies as a first-generation college graduate, please fill out this form to be included on this list!

  • Adan Sanchez, Center for Student Success
  • Adrianna McGinley, Paralegal Certificate Program
  • Alex Lo, Career Development Center
  • Amanda Etter, Military & Veterans Programs
  • Ariela Canizal, Student Support Services
  • Catherine Appel, Ethical Development and Restorative Practices
  • Catherine Paolillo, Copley Library
  • Donald Godwin, Student Conduct
  • Irma Gonzalez, Office of VP of Student Affairs
  • Isela Reyes, Career Development Center
  • James Harris, President's Office
  • Jelitsa Fonseca, Office of VP of Student Affairs
  • Jennifer Lee, Student Activities and Involvement
  • Judith Romero, School of Leadership & Education Sciences
  • Karen Macauley, Hahn School of Nursing
  • Kathy Marsh, Hahn School of Nursing
  • Koua Thao, Student Leadership, Involvement, and Changemaking
  • Mariana Ortega, Residential Life
  • Mariann Sanchez, Graduate Student Life
  • Marisela Cornejo, Office of Undergraduate Admission
  • Meredith Méndez, Military & Veterans Program
  • Suzanne Walther, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Tanisha-Jean Martin, The Hub at The Nonprofit Institute
  • Toñis Manríquez, University Center Operations