Joel Ibarra

Colorado State University - 2024

Equitable opportunities to post-secondary success

Major: Construction Management

Project: Develop a mentorship program for first-generation students and institutionally minoritized individuals in the Construction Management program at Colorado State University

Inspiration: Inspiration for my Puksta Project came from my personal experience as a first-generation student at Colorado State University and in the Construction Management Department

Future Goals: What I hope to accomplish with my community engagement project is to further expand on Colorado States Universities and the Construction Management Programs’ commitment to offering first-generation students and minority students a diverse and inclusive environment. I hope that with the First Generation Program initiative, first-generation students find a smooth transition into the Construction Management Program