Meet the First in Line Team
First in Line Program Manager
Michelle is passionate about serving, empowering, and celebrating our first-generation students as they navigate their way through Baylor. Michelle oversees the First in Line Success Academy scholarship program and works closely with partners on campus to help provide support, network, and resources for Baylor's first generation community. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baylor in 2012 and has 10 years of experience in higher education in various areas including recruitment, advising, retention, career services, and enrollment management.
First in Line Student Leaders
Senior, Cell and Molecular Biology Major
"Serving the First in Line community though the Ambassador role has given me the opportunity to bring students together from diverse backgrounds and create meaningful relationships for myself and others. Through planning events, meeting new students, and collaborating with other departments, I have witnessed the growth of this community which I value and am very thankful for."
Senior, Health Science Studies Pre-Med Major
"I entered Baylor as a FILSA scholar my freshman year and have found so much community within First In Line. Being involved with FIL has provided me with a professional skillset, access to numerous resources including preparation for medical school, and the ability to make long-lasting friendships."
Senior, Health Science Studies Pre-Dent Major
"As a first-generation student myself this leadership position has been very rewarding. My goal as a peer leader has been to create a welcoming environment where students can trust and rely on me to be there for them through their college journey."
Senior, Neuroscience & Chemistry Major
"FIL has helped me grow as an individual and a leader. The identity I now have and the strength I've developed to pursue higher education has never been greater with the assistance of this community."
Senior, Health Science Studies Major
"First in Line has helped me network and be included in a community alongside those with similar college experiences coming into Baylor!"
Junior, Medical Humanities Major
"This program was the first place to make Baylor home for me and continues to be a safe haven filled with people that understand my struggles and purely want to help each other succeed."
Senior, Biology Major Pre-Med Track
"This program has been such a huge support to me, and it is so valuable for providing the resources that it does for First in Line students. I am grateful to be in this program."
Senior, Social Work Major
"For me, the First in Line program at Baylor has always felt like a safe space to seek support, but most importantly where being a first-generation college student always felt celebrated and never like a setback. The people in this program have poured into me and allowed me to be a part of a movement as a student ambassador to support others as we experience many "firsts" of college together. This is where I can also share my college experience with my parents and family who didn't get the chance I have now!"
Senior, Nursing Major
"First in Line has been one of the biggest blessing in my life. This community has made me so confident in myself and helped me find my god given purpose."
Junior, Pre-Psychology Major
"First in Line has provided me with constant encouragement and sense of belonging, which emboldened me to share that with others on campus."
Sophomore, Biochemistry Major
"First in Line shows me that I am not alone in my college journey. I am supported by others who share my experiences and are going to be by my side during my time at Baylor."
Sophomore, Pre Business Major
"My experience with first in line was having my first supportive foundation to the beginning of my college career."