What Do We Do?

First-Generation University™ (First-Gen U) is a first-of-its-kind learning and development platform created to inspire, empower, and uplift first-generation scholars, entrepreneurs, families, and allies. We do this by offering programs in the areas of personal development and entrepreneurship.

Student Reviews

“My experience has been extremely valuable! Dr. Eve has constantly challenged me to think bigger and more deeply about my platform and how I can really serve my audience--providing ample amounts of resources along the way. I was able to redirect my content and differentiate myself within an extremely oversaturated market.”

S. Montgomery, Montgomery Weddings and Events

“Being a part of The EW Tra1blazer Society has helped me gain more insight on brand development as well as personal development. Dr. Eve goes the extra mile to ensure that we are getting exactly what we need to leverage our business and to be successful entrepreneurs while working on our everyday lives. I've already started seeing the growth in myself and how it has had a direct impact on my business.”

E. Clark, ISupportBobs

“Dr. Eve is THE PLUG! You can count on her to help you get connected to people and resources. She’s constantly sharing opportunities and goes above and beyond to make sure we’re good.”

Ryan K.

“I have learned so much from Dr. Eve on how to leverage my podcast to build my business. Working with her gave me the confidence to serve my specific audience and to grow a community around them. She knows how to use a podcast to build authority and open doors for your business. I can't recommend her program enough.”

K. Hinds, Ideas to Life Podcast

“Sometimes when people hear "podcast," they think "hobby." What Dr. Eve teaches is downright the business of podcasting. It's more than having a pretty mic, cute laptop, and pretty posts. Her program provides a foundation and archetype to ensure you maximize your podcast's potential. Best investment I've made for the business.”

A. Rich-Book, For the Love and Millennials

“Detroit Worldwide has over 10,000 downloads and has taken on a life of its own. Much of this would not be possible without the help of Dr. Eve. From editors to graphic designers, she's selflessly shared so much wisdom with me. ”

M. Taylor, Detroitworldwide

Meet the Founder

International Speaker, Podcast Host, and Author

Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, Ph.D.

Hey, hey! ​I am Dr. Evingerlean D. B. Hudson and a very proud native of Charlotte, North Carolina. As the oldest of three reared by a single mother in a low-socioeconomic household, I went on to become a first-generation college student and eventually earned a Ph.D. at the age of 28. After dedicating several years of service to higher education, I "took the leap” and started on my social entrepreneurial journey. As an international speaker, podcast host, and author, I’ve touched thousands of lives through my work. A few of my past audiences include Cornell University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ohio State University, 1vyG, Social Knowbility, Women Empower X, The United Negro College Fund, and National TRIO Programs. With close to 100k downloads and in more than 85 countries, my show, The First-Gen Lounge, inspires, empowers, and uplifts first-generation graduates as they navigate life and entrepreneurship. My publications have helped transform the lives of thousands of first-generation college students and graduates. I’ve been featured across several media outlets Voyage MIA, Creating Your Seat at the Table, The Pedestal Project, and Minding My Black Business. Thank you for being here. I look forward to helping inspire, empower, and uplift you!