Rainbow Chen was not expecting to meet many students like her at Brown. But just days after arriving on campus, she was pleasantly surprised to find a welcoming community.
“There's no better place to start learning how to be more unapologetically me, and that's pretty much why I chose Brown,” she says.
Two Brown initiatives made her feel at home right away: the Bonner Community Fellows pre-Orientation program and the Undocumented, First-Generation College and Low-Income (U-FLi) Student Center.
“Bonner has allowed me to see that I’m not alone in the first-gen, low-income struggle,” she says. “And the U-FLi Center is a great part of this campus. Having groups of U-FLi Center students coming together to participate and care passionately about community engagement with Bonner really helped me feel confident in my place here.”