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Connect with first generation faculty, alumni, and staff. They can answer questions, provide perspective, or just listen.

First Generation Faculty


John Belcher

John Winston Belcher
FGP Faculty Advisor; Professor of Physics
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Hal Abelson
Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Ed Bertschinger
Institute Community and Equity Officer
Professor of Physics
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Phil Clay

Phil Clay
Professor of Urban Studies and Planning
Former Chancellor

Karen Boiko
Lecturer, Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Scott Cuthbert

Michael Scott Cuthbert
Associate Professor of Music

Bill Dalzell
Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering
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Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz
Professor of Writing

Woodie Flowers

Woodie Flowers
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

Joseph Formaggio

Joseph Formaggio
Associate Professor of Physics
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Dennis Freeman

Dennis Freeman
Dean for Undergraduate Education
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes
Associate Professor of Physics
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Sean Patrick Robinson

Sean Patrick Robinson
Lecturer/Technical Instructor, Physics
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Rafael Reif

L. Rafael Reif
MIT President
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Donald Sadoway

Donald Sadoway
Professor of Materials Chemistry

Leona Samson

Leona Samson
Professor of Biological Engineering
Professor of Biology
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Philip Sharp

Phillip Sharp
Institute Professor of Biology, Nobel Laureate

ColinStultz

Collin Stultz
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences and Technology

Christine Walley

Christine Walley
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Andrea Walsh

Andrea Walsh
Lecturer, Writing and Humanistic Studies

Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek
Professor of Physics, Nobel Laureate

Craig Steven Wilder

Craig Steven Wilder
Professor of History

First Generation Alumni


Melanie Adams

Melanie Adams '13
Materials Science and Engineering

George Apostol '87
Electrical Engineering
Vice President, Data Center Technology
Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC)
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
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Alban Cobi

Alban Cobi '12
Mechanical Engineering
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Jesus Guardado

Jesus Guardado '11
Materials Science and Engineering
Currently in graduate school at Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Shamarah Hernandez '12
Economics
Working in Washington, DC as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, building predictive models for clients in the defense sector.
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Luis Juarez '13
Biological Engineering

Morris Vanegas

Morris Vanegas '12
Aero/Astro
Mission Assurance Engineer at Space Exploration Technology Corporation (SpaceX).
My job is to design the human factors portions of the Dragon Spacecraft to accommodate seven astronauts for the first private space mission.

First Generation Staff


Brian Ash, M.D.
Internist, MIT Medical

DuJuan Browder
Staff Accountant, Student Financial Services

Donna Friedman
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming

Anna Babbi Klein
Communications Manager, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE)
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Bonny Kellermann
Director of Special Constituencies in the Office of Individual Giving in Resource Development

Kathleen MacArthur
Assistant Dean, Communication Requirement, Office of Faculty Support

Matt McGann
Associate Director of Admissions

Leo McGonagle
Executive Director, Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program

Tamara Raimundi Menghi
Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising, MIT Global Education & Career Development

Elsie Otero
Assistant Dean, Office of Minority Education

Stephen Pepper
Staff Associate for Academic Performance, Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming

Stu Schmill
Dean of Admissions

Tammy Stevens
Associate Dean, Office of Minority Education