The First Few
Podcast by: Juan Perez
September 3, 2020
Ruben Villa 4th is an American professional boxer who has held the WBO International featherweight title since 2019. He was a two-time U.S. National Golden Gloves champion. As of June 2020, he is ranked as the world's eighth best active featherweight by The Ring. In this episode, he talks about how he used his past and hometown to motivate himself to keep going. His story is one of hard work, resilience, and strength.
August 27, 2020
Katie Chen is behind one DON chapter and is leading the change in her district. Diversity Our Narrative (DON) is an organization trying to bring diversity into our school texts, mainly in English classes and history classes. This can mean adding more books with BIPOC characters, correct history books (showcasing more white supremacy), etc.
August 20, 2020
From being a leader to an advocate, Isaac is truly one of a kind. Listen to his episode today to learn more about his experiences!
August 13, 2020
Being and becoming and activist at such a young age, gives Kenya a new and in depth perception on what is going on around the world of social justice.
July 9, 2020
Episode 12: Scholarships, Social Standards, Stanford - Advice On Arriving and Thriving - Angela Gomez
With full ride offers from Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Dartmouth, Angela Gomez is nothing short of exceptional.
July 2, 2020
Michael Wiafe thinks big. He attributes his mindset to his experience as an immigrant. At only 9 months old he moved from Gimbi, Ethiopia to the inland empire.
June 25, 2020
Anthony Rocha is not your average 21 year old. He won his first election at just 19 years old and is running for Salinas City Council this fall!
June 21, 2020
Maritza Lopez is a proud first generation woman of color who shares her story of adversity on this episode of The First Few.
June 17, 2020
Episode 8: A Unique Journey At Higher Education - Stepping Forward With Community College - Kaylee Benting
From a four year institution, to a community college, then back to four year college again, Kaylee has many twist in her story, but she has come out on the other end all the wiser.
June 11, 2020
Ernesto`s parents are Mexican immigrants who have worked hard their entire lives to give him the opportunity of a better life through education.
June 6, 2020
If anyone can tell you about the value of hard work, it’s Brandon Roul, our podcast guest today!
June 4, 2020
In today’s episode, tune in for another story of hope, hard work, and overcoming. Our guest, Angel Ramirez discusses the brutal realities of immigrating to America with host Juan Perez.
May 30, 2020
Episode 4: Starting A Political Minority Movement in a Predominately White Institution - Creating a Better Tomorrow - Manmit Singh Chahal
Juan Perez and Manmit (Manu) Singh Chahal discuss life as a 19 year old 2nd year 1st generation Desi-American Comparative Ethnic Studies student at Cal Poly SLO in today's episode.
May 30, 2020
Episode 2: An Improbable Stanford Graduate - Determined to Achieve - Mike Ponce, Facebook Global Lead
As a young man in Los Angeles, Mike always knew what he wanted to achieve: leave the rough neighborhood where he grew up.
May 30, 2020
Episode 3: Community College Is Just The Beginning - From Rejected To Accepted By A Four Year University - Nerina Campos Berkeley Bound
Meet this week's guest Nerina Campos: a 20 year old Latina immigrant currently finishing her second year at Hartnell College.
May 23, 2020
This is our introduction video to "The First Few Podcast", listen in to learn more about our podcast and what we are wanting to achieve. We will upload new videos every week.