First Generation Program Staff

Jennifer Zelek, Coordinator & Advisor

Jennifer Zelek

A first generation student herself, Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Central Florida. She started as an academic advisor in 2011 and has primarily worked with first generation and community college students. Jennifer loves being outdoors--running, hiking, paddle boarding, and biking. 

Margaret Scarbrough

Margaret Scarbrough, Specialist/Advisor

A native Californian, Margaret has happily made Florida her home since 2010. Having worked in higher education for many years, she truly enjoys working with students every day and has a special affinity for helping first-time-in-college and first generation students successfully navigate the college experience. Margaret enjoys spending time with her family at home-gaming and watching movies-or outdoors near any body of water.


First Generation Program