First-Gen Faculty & Staff

Peggy Fine

Peggy Fine

Development Director, Nursing
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Communications, Washington State University, 1986


What does being first-gen mean to you?

Grateful for the support that allowed me to get my degree

What challenges/barriers have you faced or overcome during college?

My parents did not have college experience to reference during my own journey, but I reached out to other community members with questions.

What resource(s) or support helped you to be successful?

Scholarships, and help from counselors, friends, and siblings

Do you have an inspirational quote that helped guide you through college?

  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't - Lucille Ball

What advice would you give to someone else who is also first-gen?

You are stronger than you realize!