The Alliance for the Low-Income & First-Generation Narrative

The Alliance for the Low-Income & First-Generation Narrative (AL1GN) is a student conference series and coalition dedicated to empowering and connecting low-income and first-generation students.

AL1GN began in 2015 as a coalition of first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students and the staff who support them, growing in the course of three years to now include hundreds of students, staff, faculty, and administrators from dozens of schools and organizations across the United States.

AL1GN seeks to provide a forum on which FGLI students can take control of their own diverse narratives while working together with faculty and staff to spark new and revamped programming at their home institutions. Over the course of a weekend, participants will exchange ideas, create new relationships with fellow student leaders and concerned staff, and develop the foundation on which impactful work can occur. Our policy is that housing for students will be provided, and admission and meals are free for all attendees.


Co-Exec: Joshua Farris – jlf9mf@virginia.edu

Co-Exec: Ellie Brasacchio – emb4zj@virginia.edu

Marketing Chair: Jacob Sadeh – js2wa@virginia.edu

Finance Chair: Ayesha Gill – ajg3ba@virginia.edu

Research Chair: Mya Singleton – mcs9eu@virginia.edu

Outreach Co-Chair: Austin Widner – alw2vb@virginia.edu

Outreach Co-Chair: Leila Villacorta – lv2pn@virginia.edu

Programs Chair: Michaela Moses – mam2nb@virginia.edu



Coming soon! Reach out to either of the Co-Executives or al1gn.leadership@gmail.com for information on supporting the conference. Package tiers for donators and sponsors coming shortly.