First Generation College Student Inspires and Influences Surrounding Students with Mary Gasparian

The HawkTalk is a TED inspired program. Each semester the TV Studio Production students choose an issue or topic that they are concerned about and then they invite four speaker to come to the studio to share their experience or research on the subject which culminates in a 32 minute program with diverse perspectives.

SUNY New Paltz student Mary Gasparian discusses quality education from the unique point of view of a first generation college student. Gasparian talks about the life that she had growing up and how her family has encouraged her to be a first generation college student. She also reviews her time as a peer mentor and her ability to help other students in her situation.

Produced by Prof. Megan Sperry’s TV Studio Production class in Fall 2019.