Meet Jennifer
Jennifer Arnaud is a first-generation Dominicana who was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Lehman College the School of Education in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in English, minoring in secondary education. Throughout her college career and presently, Jennifer has worked with inner-city schools, providing minority students with access to extracurricular activities, academic support, and mental health services. Today she is a middle school educator in a charter school that focuses on college readiness for Black and Brown scholars. Moreover, Jennifer owns a blog titled Jennwriting, providing a safe environment for vulnerability as a tool for navigating through the phases of healing through mindfulness. She hopes to continue to use her experience to assist other first-generation scholars through the daily challenges of being first-gen.
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Chapter 1: Do I Belong Here? Imposter Syndrome of Being a First-Generation Student

I’m sure you felt the need to click on this blog post because you feel it in the pit of your stomach every day before class. It is the never-ending question and thoughts that do not seem to stop being on loop. You spend more time in the library studying than anyone else because of it. You see it when you receive your test scores back, despite the all-nighter you previously pulled to study for it. You feel it when your teacher cold calls on you to answer a question you have no idea how to answer. Each day after class you think to yourself: “Do I belong here?”

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