First Scholars Program


Tiffany Firestone

Residential Education Director
Gannon-Goldsworthy Residence Hall


Tiffany was born in New York and moved to San Diego, CA, where she grew up. She attended University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and graduated with a B.S. in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity. Tiffany then moved to Stockton, CA, to pursue her Masters from University of the Pacific. She graduated with her M.A. in Educational Administration and Leadership. Tiffany is currently entering her third year as a Residential Education Director at Washington State University and her second overseeing Gannon Goldsworthy. She enjoys exploring the state of Washington and hammocking outside on a nice day.


Daniel Diaz

Assistant Hall Director
Gannon-Goldsworthy Residence Hall


Daniel is studying Electrical Engineering and entering his fifth year at Washington State University. He enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing sports, and hanging out with friends.


Eva Navarijo

First Scholars Program Director
& Coordinator of First-Generation Initiatives


Eva is responsible for implementing programming, counseling, and advising for first-generation college students. Other initiatives under her leadership include a living learning community for first-generation college students; professional development on first-generation student best practices; and the development of First-Generation Abroad which provides global leadership opportunities for first-generation students at WSU. As an undergraduate at Washington State University, Eva participated in TRIO Student Support Services and was selected to join the McNair Achievement Program. She graduated with an Honors BA in English and enrolled as a doctoral student in American Studies at Saint Louis University. Eva hopes to develop an institutional culture of being more responsive to the professional needs of first-generation college students through use of study abroad opportunities and the Gallup Organization’s StrengthsFinder for Students assessment program.



Grace Lim

Student Coordinator
Lead the Legacy Program


At the young age of seven, Grace left her home in Hawai’i to grow up in China and Thailand. With the strong desire to explore West Coast hiking trails and even encounter snow, she came to Washington State University. Through reflecting on her experiences overseas, her passion for human rights, global outreach, speech, and education grew. Today, Grace is a WSU sophomore working hard for her B.A. in Criminal Justice & Criminology and B.S. in Psychology with a focus on Pre-Law/Forensic Psychology. Her postgraduate plans include continuing her studies in law school and working with international organizations to help third world countries. She aspires to eventually teach law and settle down with two, giant German shepherds as her lifelong companions. However, for now, Grace enjoys reading, playing the flute, hiking, and singing, if she is not trapped in our 24/7 library.