15 episodes

In this Podcast, we tackle the tough questions of college life and provide you with advice and guidance so that you can overcome the challenges of being a college student. You can expect intriguing topics and interviews with some of the most successful member of the UNLV community that are doing groundbreaking things! Our goal for this podcast is to inspire, motivate and create future Rebel ground breakers!

UNLV Groundbreakers Podcast UNLV Groundbreakers

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In this Podcast, we tackle the tough questions of college life and provide you with advice and guidance so that you can overcome the challenges of being a college student. You can expect intriguing topics and interviews with some of the most successful member of the UNLV community that are doing groundbreaking things! Our goal for this podcast is to inspire, motivate and create future Rebel ground breakers!

    Episode 13: First Generation Celebration Interview with Maya Ellsworth

    Episode 13: First Generation Celebration Interview with Maya Ellsworth

    Being a first-generation student and moving away from another place can be somewhat stressful. Maya Ellsworth, a first-generation sophomore, tells all about her transition from her small high school in Hawaii to the huge campus of UNLV. She talks about her work as a peer mentor and how she's motivating students to ask questions and connecting them to the necessary resources. Maya shares a personal experience that inspired her to become a nurse and discusses overcoming obstacles as she navigated college life. She shares how living in the dorms her first year allowed her to make friends and come out of her shell, along with how the library was a hotspot. Lastly, she shares her experience as a first-year, tips, and resources that helped her, and how the Aloha spirit powers her social outlook.

    SHOW NOTES

    Hello Everyone! This is the show notes and shouts outs to:

    Episode 13: First-Generation Celebration with Maya Ellsworth - The Intersection | Coping with Covid | First Generation | Hawaii.

    In this episode you’ll discover:


    A little bit about what led Maya to become a peer mentor and how she hopes she is able to help and provide advice for others in similar situations as herself.

    How Maya is making a difference in her family, hoping to break the generational poverty.

    The path and struggles of becoming a first-generation college student.

    Some of the resources that have helped her stay on top of her studies like SI and Tutoring.

    And many more! Enjoy!


    The following are resources for students that was talked about in this episode:

    The Intersection: https://www.unlv.edu/intersection

    The 1st Generation Club: https://involvementcenter.unlv.edu/organization/1GC

    ASC Supplemental Instruction: https://www.unlv.edu/news-story/asc-supplemental-instruction-si-services-spring-2020-updated

    ASC Tutoring: https://www.unlv.edu/asc/tutoring

    Connect with Maya:

    Connect w/ Maya | maya.ellsworth@unlv.edu

    Follow us on Instagram: @groundbreakerspodcast

    Email us at: UNLVgroundbreaker@gmail.com

    Listen to us on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Anchor.fm, Radio Republic, and many more podcast platforms!

    Special thanks to:

    Reaktor Productions for the music title “ Funk’d Up” - used for the Intro Music:

    https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/funk-d-up

    This episode was edited using images and graphics from:

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    Maya Ellsworth

    • 22 min
    Episode 12: First Generation Celebration with Trent Calicia

    Episode 12: First Generation Celebration with Trent Calicia

    SHOW NOTES

    Hello Everyone! This is the show notes and shouts outs to:

    Episode 12: First-Generation Celebration with Trent Calicia - The Intersection | Filipino American | First-Generation | Physical Therapy |Family.

    In this episode you’ll discover:


    Being a first-generation and minority student on a diverse campus.

    Trent’s journey as a college student handling the pandemic.

    How COVID has positively affected Trent and reaffirmed his love for physical therapy.

    Learn more about FASA (Filipinx American Student Association)

    And many more! Enjoy!


    The following are resources for students that was talked about in this episode:

    The Intersection: https://www.unlv.edu/intersection

    The 1st Generation Club: https://involvementcenter.unlv.edu/organization/1GC

    Filipinx American Student Association: https://involvementcenter.unlv.edu/organization/fasaofunlv

    Connect with Trent:

    Connect w/ Trent | galict2@unlv.nevada.edu

    Follow us on Instagram: @groundbreakerspodcast

    Email us at: UNLVgroundbreaker@gmail.com

    Listen to us on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Anchor.fm, Radio Republic and many more podcast platforms!

    Special thanks to:

    Reaktor Productions for the music title “ Funk’d Up” - used for the Intro Music:

    https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/funk-d-up

    This episode was edited using images and graphics from:

    Canva.com

    Trent Calicia

    • 25 min
    Episode 11: First Generation Celebration Interview with Julieann Cruz

    Episode 11: First Generation Celebration Interview with Julieann Cruz

    Life is very unpredictable, and a bunch of curveballs may be thrown at your way which could throw you off track, but not this first-generation student. In this interview, Julieann Cruz shares her experiences of dealing with life’s unpredictable moments and conquering through those curveballs to reach her achievements and goals in life. Julieann came all the way from Guam and was originally set to attend college in Portland, but things took a turn when she found out she was going to be a mother. Julieann found herself in Las Vegas on her way to Portland and decided to start her college journey at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). She had completed her Associate's Degree in Business at CSN and she is here now at UNLV pursuing a Bachelor’s in Finance. Her journey was not always easy, but she overcame all the curveballs thrown her way and continues to be a Groundbreaker here at UNLV as she tackles the challenges of being a First-Generation Student from Guam and a loving mother! As Julieann Cruz stated, “Take every opportunity and every risk even if it doesn’t work out for you because you can always learn something from it!”



    SHOW NOTESHello Everyone! This is the show notes and shout outs to:

    Episode 11: First Generation Celebration with Julieann Cruz - The Intersection |Teen Mom | First-Generation | Overseas Student | Pursuing a Finance degree. In this episode you’ll discover:

    ●Her journey from Guam to CSN and onto UNLV in pursuit of a Finance Degree.

    ●The path and challenges of becoming the first in her family to go to college despite being a teen mom.●

    The importance of having the support of your family through setbacks.●How COVID has positively affected her with school.

    ●And many more! Enjoy!

    The following are resources for students that was talked about in this episode:

    The Intersection: ​https://www.unlv.edu/intersectionThe 1st Generation Club: ​https://involvementcenter.unlv.edu/organization/1GC

    Connect with Julieann |​​ cruzj36@unlv.nevada.edu

    Follow us on Instagram | @groundbreakerspodcast | Email us: ​UNLVgroundbreaker@gmail.com

    Listen to us: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Anchor.fm, RadioRepublic, and many more podcast platforms!

    Special thanks to:

    Reaktor Productions​​for the music title “ Funk’d Up” - used for the Intro Music:https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/funk-d-up

    This episode was edited using images and graphics from:

    Canva.com

    Julieann Cruz

    • 11 min
    Episode 10: First Generation Celebration with Heidi and Aldo

    Episode 10: First Generation Celebration with Heidi and Aldo

    Deciding when to start college does not necessarily mean starting right after high school. In this podcast, we spoke with Heidi and Aldo, who are both nontraditional first-generation college students, and the odds were stacked against them. Heidi and Aldo have proven that age and other hurdles do not matter when it comes to pursuing your dreams. What truly counts is your passion for the career path of your choice, the dedication you are willing to apply yourself, and making the necessary sacrifice in order to succeed in your academic endeavors.  Heidi has had a passion for nursing while Aldo has had his, in psychology and is evident throughout his research at the university. Although they may be at different chapters in their academic careers, they certainly have similar journeys and stories like choosing to relocate to Las Vegas from California to pursue their career goals.  One of the most important messages that they shared on this recording towards other first-generation students and perhaps all students, in general, is to not be afraid of being told, "no."  They believe that you should always ask questions and not fear the possibility of rejection because another door can always open up for you.

    SHOW NOTES

    Hello Everyone! This is the show notes and shouts outs to:

    Episode 10: First-Generation Celebration with Heidi and Aldo - The Intersection | Coping with Covid | First Generation | Nontraditional Student.

    In this episode you’ll discover:


    What led Heidi and Aldo to attend UNLV and how Heidi decided to go into nursing while Aldo wanted to continue his education in the Ph.D. program at UNLV.

    The path and struggles of becoming a first-generation college student.

    How COVID has affected Heidi and Aldo for the past two semesters, both having different takes on the pandemic.

    And many more! Enjoy!


    The following are resources for students that was talked about in this episode:

    The Intersection: https://www.unlv.edu/intersection

    The 1st Generation Club: https://involvementcenter.unlv.edu/organization/1GC

    Connect with Krickett and Brady:

    Connect w/ Aldo | barrita@unlv.nevada.edu

    Connect w/ Heidi | walkeh1@unlv.nevada.edu

    Follow us on Instagram: @groundbreakerspodcast

    Email us at: UNLVgroundbreaker@gmail.com

    Listen to us on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Anchor.fm, Radio Republic, and many more podcast platforms!

    Special thanks to:

    Reaktor Productions for the music title “ Funk’d Up” - used for the Intro Music:

    https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/funk-d-up

    This episode was edited using images and graphics from:

    Canva.com

    Aldo Barrita

    Heidi Walker

    • 18 min
    Episode 09 I First Generation Celebration I Interview w/ Krickett & Brady

    Episode 09 I First Generation Celebration I Interview w/ Krickett & Brady

    In this first of five-episode series, we are highlighting the experiences of our first-generation students here at UNLV.  Being a first generation college student can be quite intimidating as it breaches unfamiliar territory. Krickett and Brady are both UNLV students walking down this path with the goal of turning the tide in their respective families, and it has been a stressful journey walking on this unpaved road. For many people, education is one of their biggest regrets, and Krickett and Brady aspire to finish their academia and establish financial stability with their degrees. In this podcast, they talk about the stress and frustration that comes with figuring out the mechanics of college, financial aid, college resources, and adjusting to remote learning and employment with the pandemic in addition to finding these resources on their own, with the added pressure of being role models for their families. Being a UNLV Groundbreaker takes shape in different ways, leading everyone towards a different journey. We personally believe Kricekett and Brady are doing groundbreaking things in our community while being groundbreakers in their own families.



    SHOW NOTES

    Hello Everyone! This is the show notes and shout outs to:Episode 09: First Generation Celebration with Krickett and Brady - TheIntersection | Coping with Covid | First Generation | Family.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:

    ●What led Krickett and Brady to attending UNLV and how they decided on which major to pursue.

    ●The path and struggles of becoming a first generation college student.

    ●How COVID has affected Krickett and Brady for the past two semesters.

    ●Information about the 1st Generation Club.

    ●And many more! Enjoy!

    The following are resources for students that was talked about in this episode:

    The Intersection: ​https://www.unlv.edu/intersectionThe 1st Generation Club: ​https://involvementcenter.unlv.edu/organization/1GCConnect with Krickett and Brady:

    Connect w/ Krickett | President of First Gen. Club | frienk1@unlv.nevada.eduConnect w/ Brady | keeran@unlv.nevada.eduFollow us on Instagram: @groundbreakerspodcastEmail us at: ​UNLVgroundbreaker@gmail.com

    Listen to us on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Anchor.fm, RadioRepublic and many more podcast platforms!

    Special thanks to:

    Reaktor Productions​​for the music title “ Funk’d Up” - used for the Intro Music:https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/funk-d-upThis episode was edited using images and graphics from:

    Canva.comBrady KeerenKrickett Friend

    • 28 min
    Episode 08: Dr. Harriet Barlow Interview | Coping & Coming together During these difficult times

    Episode 08: Dr. Harriet Barlow Interview | Coping & Coming together During these difficult times

    In this episode, we interview Dr. Harriet Barlow. Dr. Barlow is the current Executive Director of The Intersection Program, UNLV's Academic Multicultural Resource Center. This is a program that advocates and supports the needs of first-generation college students of color and staff so that they can successfully navigate their academic careers. During this episode, Dr. Barlow describes the challenges that she and The Intersection faced at the onset of the COVID pandemic as well as her take on what's happened with the Hey Reb statue and social justice in our community. As Dr. Barlow describes, within the struggles, came many opportunities for individuals and programs to come together and help one another to cope with these deep issues. Please enjoy this episode and let's all come together as a UNLV family to heal and have respectful conversations during these difficult times. Thank you Dr. Barlow for doing this interview with us!!!

    Connect with  Dr. Barlow on | UNLV Biography: https://www.unlv.edu/people/harriet-barlow| Email: harriet.barlow@unlv.edu | Phone: 702-895-0459 | Intersection Office: SU 121

    Connect with us!: rebelgroundbreaker@gmail.com

    And as always you can listen to this episode on your preferred podcast app!



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