LT is always working on something, personally or professionally, whether its spearheading her own project or collaborating with friends and field experts on a variety of initiatives.
The inaugural international Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: First Generation Narratives was held on Sunday, November 5, 2023 in honor of the annual national First Generation Celebration Day on November 8. Held virtually, the Edit-A-Thon featured a team of volunteer editors, as well as an undergraduate research assistant from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Working in collaboration with WikiEdu, a non profit organization, LT drafted the first-ever Wiki page for Breonna Taylor. Additionally, graduate students enrolled in her spring '23 grad seminar at Santa Clara University were trained on how to write and edit for Wikipedia to address equity gaps in knowledge.
First-Generation College Students
Founder and Admin
The “Empowering First-Generation College Students” Facebook group is an online hub for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and professionals alike to share resources, exchange experiences, and gather as a national community. As of Spring 2022, the group has grown to 7100 members, with more joining every day, and has even been highlighted by Facebook.
Founder and Steering Committee Member
The Black First-Gen Collective aims to support, study and disseminate intentional research, praxis and policy that specifically explores, interrogates, unpacks and disaggregates the unique experiences of Black first-generation college students. They invite scholars, practitioners and stakeholders of any race or ethnicity who are invested in the success of Black first-generation college students to join the movement.
First-Gen & Juice ®
First-Gen & Juice aims to highlight first-generation college students and public figures in media and pop culture. Since 2018, the Instagram page has featured countless individuals from entertainment, sports, politics, literature, and music, past and present, as well as everyday students and grads.
Creator and Manager
Loyola Marymount University
LMU First To Go
LMU First To Go aims to ensure the successful transition and retention of first-gen students at Loyola Marymount University. Through holistic programming and student outreach, students are provided with opportunities to establish a connection with campus life.
University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA First To Go
UCLA First To Go promotes campus involvement and visibility with a focus on the retention and success of all first-generation college students at UCLA., serving students as they navigate the campus as well as providing resources and community support to cheer on their success.
First-Gen Honor Society
Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, was founded 2018 at Moravian University, as a national honors society for First-Generation college students. During her tenure as Dean of Student Affairs, LT founded the The Menlo College Chapter in 2021.