As a first-generation student, Robyn Johnson’s initial experience with college was overwhelming, which left her lost and struggling. After two years of trying, Johnson decided to leave college behind.
Fast forward seventeen years, and life experience gave Johnson a reason to return to Boise State. While volunteering at her children’s school, Johnson realized that she wanted to become a teacher, with a focus on children who are learning English as a new language. After enrolling in the Elementary Education program in the College of Education in 2019, Johnson found the TRIO Teacher Prep program, and credits the program for providing the support she needed to thrive in her second attempt at college.