“Take It”: Guest Blog from DSF Alumna JWells

By JWells, M.A. DSF Alumna Ph.D. Candidate, Rhetoric & Writing Assistant Director of Lower Division Writing, Department of Rhetoric & Writing University of Texas at Austin “This is not a diversity hire,” my white, male professor assured me after explaining that the R1 institution I applied to wanted to offer me, and another person of color, two tenure-track assistant professor positions. The laughter erupted from my ... Read More

Meet Austin Nguyen

Meet Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen: three siblings who, with encouragement from their parents, support from DSF, and guidance from each other, have become first generation college students. Austin Nguyen, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, will graduate in June and embark on his journey to and through college this fall. Equipped with the tools provided by his … Read More