2023-web-Lydia Ruiz-Hom

Lydia Ruiz-Hom

Contact:

lruiz-hom@lclark.edu

Job title

Legal Specialist

Experience being first-gen

“The first time I can remember experiencing systemic racism was when I was five years old and in public school for the first time. I was fluent in both English and Spanish and I was still put into the ESL class because I was the daughter of an immigrant with a Hispanic last name. However, the best thing about being bilingual is being able to speak up for yourself in two languages. “

Characteristics of first-generation students

resilient, empathetic, supportive, hopeful, driven