Hello there. My name is Haley Krebsbach and I am a sophomore at Washington State University. I am currently pursuing a major in Nursing. Although I am a Coug, I hope to one day work alongside some of the best doctors and nurses at the University of Washington Medical Center located in Seattle after I graduate. They have some of the best Cardiology and Neuroscience doctors and nurses in the nation, I know this not only from personal experience of family members being admitted there but also they have won many awards. I would be honored to work there, it’s one of my biggest goals. I have one little brother and his name is Colin, we are very different. He is very shy and I am very outgoing. He can play any instrument he can hold but can’t play any athletic sport whereas I am tone deaf and love playing any sport. Although we are very different, we are extremely close. When Im home from break, you’d catch me either hanging out with my two best friends or him. Summer is my favorite time of the year mainly because I love going to the drive inn movies and going to barbecues that my family has almost every weekend. I was born in Arlington, Texas, the little city between Dallas and Fort Worth that people drive through but don’t know they are actually driving through. I have moved all over the west coast and the southern part of the United States including many cities in Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington. Currently I live in Olympia, Washington with my mom or I guess I live in Pullman nine months out of the year. I am also a first generation college student. That means that I am the first one in my family to be attending a university. One of my biggest passions is working with first generation college students. I am on a scholarship here at Washington State called First scholars and I am also the student coordinator for a program called Lead the Legacy. That means that I get the opportunity to work with and mentor freshmen every day who are in the same boat as me. I help run workshops about academics, mental health, financial advise and so on. I also assist in teaching a University course and plan many socials events. With this blog I hope to bring more light on what a day to day life of a first generation college student is like and also to create motivating media for others to see. At the end of the day, it will all tie together with First Generation students here at Washington State. I’m excited to learn and share this with you all!