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Amy Dao

Amy Dao

Dr. Amy Dao

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology

Ph.D. Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
M.A. and M.Phil. Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
B.S. in Anthropology, UC Riverside

What advice would you share with our first-generation college students?

Be open and take advantage of all of the resources at your fingertips--human, monetary, opportunity. Never let your ego get in the way of asking for help or advice. You don't know what you don't know until you know it! Remember where you came from and give back when you have the capability.

What was your experience as a first-generation college student?

It was one of the best and most life changing experiences. I would never have been an academic without the love and support from my faculty mentors--who are still a part of my life today. I was also very much involved in university life so I was never bored.

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