Terra Molengraff, Ph.D.

Editorial Assistant; Assistant Director of First Generation Initiatives, University of Michigan

Terra Molengraff serves as the assistant director of first gen initiatives at the University of Michigan and as the editorial assistant for the NASPA Journal of First-generation Student Success. Prior to returning to Michigan, she worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota for the First-Gen Institute, a space of research and practice that aims to make colleges and universities more inclusive spaces for first-generation college students.

She earned her Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Terra’s research focuses on how colleges and universities enact institutional change and establish first-gen student support centers on campus.