Program Fellows

Words of Wisdom from the Fellows

Below are some words of wisdom, advice, and thoughts from our First Generation Success Program fellows.

Words of Wisdom from the Fellows

Professor Kmiotek

"I was a First Gen student at WPI in 1976. At the start, I was really nervous about fitting in, but I found a community that was welcoming to everyone, regardless of their background. I hope that all our students, including First Gen, will continue to feel that sense of welcome and I am happy to help you find your home here."


Professor Stephen Kmiotek​
Professor of Practice
Chemical Engineering

Amanda Laungani

"Never be afraid to ask for help or clarification!  There are so many resources through your staff and faculty members who are here to support you.  If you don't know, ask!"