Nicole Chaiko '18
majors: psychology & anthropology; minor: public policy
"My Bucknell experience has been directly shaped by my identity as a first-gen student in that, throughout my time here, I felt compelled to seek out and take advantage of any and all opportunities that interested me. In addition to being a GenFirst! Student Ambassador, I am also a senior Anthropology and Psychology major, a Global Peer Educator and Global Citizen through the Global Ambassador Program, a museum docent at the Samek Art Museum, and a Peer Mentor for the College of Arts and Sciences. During my time at Bucknell, I traveled to Nicaragua with the Bucknell in Nicaragua Program, carried out independent research, studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and planned fundraising events for local organizations. Being a first-gen student truly gives a deeper meaning to everything I have done at Bucknell, and will do throughout my life."