New Terrier-Run Podcast Aims to Be a Resource for First-Gen Latina Students

Vicky Plasencia (COM’23) created project with guidance from BU’s Newbury Center

Vicky Plasencia (COM’23), a public relations major and international student from Argentina, created the First-Gen Latina Podcast to help other first-generation college students navigate financial aid and other challenges of university life.


03/20/23–Howard Thurman Center, Boston University Campus. Vicky Plasencia held a launch party to celebrate the first three episodes of her new podcast about the first-generation Latinx student experience. Podcast was developed with the assistance of the Newbury Center. Photo by Jake Belcher.

With the help of BU’s Newbury Center, a campus support service for first-generation college students like herself, Vicky Plasencia began her First-Gen Latina Podcast. From the College of Communications podcast recording studios, Plasencia addresses her listeners like a wise older sister who’s been through the tough stuff and wants to make sure they don’t have to. 

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