Andrea Rascón (she/her/hers) currently serves as an Academic Coach in TRIO Student Support Services at Community College of Aurora. Born and raised in Grand Junction, CO – she earned her B.S. in Human Services from University of Northern Colorado and M.S. in Higher Education from Penn State University. Her previous experiences include student engagement and leadership, educational equity, empowering womxn of color, and facilitation around social justice, intercultural relations and leadership. She has earned completion credentials for LifeBound Coaching, CCA’s Inclusive Excellence Champion training, Effective Teaching Practices for the Association of College and University Educators and has also served as a cluster facilitator for LeaderShape’s LatinX Institute. As a first-generation college student and product of TRIO SSS and McNair, Andrea has dedicated her student affairs career to providing holistic support to first-gen college students, especially her fellow womxn of color. Outside of work, she loves traveling, being outside, and listening to Selena or Lauryn Hill.