Culture & Student Life

“The First-Gen Club” with Jocelyn Herrera and Special Guests: Itzel Hurtado & Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate

“The First-Gen Club” offers advice on how to thrive despite the challenges of navigating through life as a first generation student. Commentary and real testimonials from first generation post-grads on what they wish they knew before starting college, and how to manage the unique challenges that come with seeking a higher education. This episode features special guests Itzel Hurtado and Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate. Itzel Hurtado is a coordinated paralegal at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate is a communications associate at Chorus America, and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. 

Love the podcast? For more advice with college students in mind, visit VC Social for more content by Jocelyn Herrera. 

"The First-Gen Club" with Jocelyn Herrera and Special Guests: Itzel Hurtado & Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate VC Social

By Jocelyn Herrera

Jocelyn Carolina Herrera is a first-gen business woman with a passion for fashion and creative marketing. Her background in writing, photography, and retail management has led her to several opportunities as a creative professional. She is known for her contributions working in the fashion industry as a visual merchandiser, stylist, and event coordinator. Most notably, Ms. Herrera has collaborated with companies such as Victoria’s Secret, Urban Outfitters, and Buffalo Exchange. Born and raised in the sunny suburbs of Southern California, Ms. Herrera is currently pursuing a career in fashion marketing and public relations.

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