Liza Arias 

Hi everyone and welcome to our blog!  I’m a notorious multitasker, podcast enthusiast, and recent college graduate. I am a fierce advocate for working hard and dreaming big and that is what this blog is all about. Whether you’re trying to figure out your high school classes for next semester, navigating your freshman year of college, or trying to figure out what your post-grad existence will look like, stick around, this one's for you. Cheers to being the first!


Alejandro Arias

On paper, I’m a first-generation college student majoring in political science.  In real life, I’m a sports aficionado, sneaker-head, and avid book reader.  I believe hard work is made a bit easier with a daily dose of laughter, I believe in the power of kindness, and most importantly, I believe in leadership by example.  Which is why my favorite part of Breaking Cycle is the interviews we conduct with fellow first-generation college students and college graduates. To me it’s proof that regardless of the obstacles we face we're not alone. So look through our blog and never hesitate to reach out to us, after all we’re navigating the same waters you are.


Joe Garcia

Joe is a graphic designer based in D.C. with over 27 years of experience in design. He's a collaborative and creative thinker who has been involved in the development of advanced, original design projects including the Breaking Cycle logo!