Celebrating First-Generation Students: Ulises Trujillo Garcia

Meet Ulises Trujillo Garcia

Ulises Trujillo Garcia has accomplished a lot as a first-generation college student. Although his journey hasn’t always been easy, he has persevered to become a successful college student and was recently selected to attend the ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute for professional development in Chicago. He is looking forward to helping others be successful in education.

When asked about Boise State recognizing first-generation college students this week, Garcia speaks from the heart. “It means a lot to me as a first-generation student that we are being recognized for the courage it takes to pursue higher education,” he said.

It can be difficult for students like Garcia to navigate campus life and academics without family knowledge or background of what it’s like. Through support from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and TRIO Rising Scholars program, Garcia has made the most of his time as a student. He will graduate in 2022 with a degree in civil engineering and a Spanish minor.

Education and a passion for helping others has inspired Garcia to go beyond his undergraduate degree and pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in educational leadership someday. “Education is the way to change the world,” said Garcia. “I want to help others, especially those in need.”

Find out more about Garcia’s accomplishments:

Engineering student Ulises Trujillo Garcia blooms into a national leader

November 4th – 8th is First-Generation Student week. The Center for Multicultural Educational Opportunities, housed in the College of Education, includes a variety of programs that support first-generation college students.

Center for Multicultural Educational Opportunities

-By Carrie Quinney

Meet Ulises Trujillo Garcia