Bell uses her own experience to help first-generation college students feel welcomed and supported

The first year of college is hard. It’s even harder when you’re the only person from your family—maybe the only person you know—to pursue a college degree. Whether writing papers, declaring a major, or living with someone you just met, making the transition to college life can be more than a little intimidating. That’s where Student Success Advisor Najhan Bell steps in. A recent college graduate herself, Bell helps students, and first-generation college students in particular, adjust to life at Puget Sound and succeed academically. We recently sat down with Bell to talk about how the campus welcomes students and helps make sure they don’t slip through the cracks.