Sam Blanchard

Sam Blanchard is a doctoral student in the Urban Schooling division at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sam’s research interests focus on external social, political, and economic conditions, such as trauma and poverty, and their impact on student experiences, in addition to how schooling practices cause trauma. Prior to attending UCLA, Sam was an

Taylor Thaxton

Taylor is a fourth year medical student in the Drew/UCLA medical education program. She recently completed her Master’s in Public Health at UC Berkeley, with a focus on maternal, child, and adolescent health. Her interests include pediatric medicine and resilience-focused interventions for patients with a history of adverse childhood experiences.

Sophia Dsouza

Sophia Dsouza is a recent graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science. Currently, Sophia is a Survey Researcher for the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, working on the Blind Removal, DV, and Speaker Series projects. In the future, Sophia plans to apply to

Amanda Solis

Amanda Solis is a rising fourth year undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in Sociology. She is a part of the UCLA Photovoice research team that is working to empower and to amplify the voices of foster youth through the use of photography. Solis aspires to advocate for children in the

Brittney Hun

Brittney Hun is a recent graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, earning her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and Society. At the Pritzker Center, Brittney works on the AVENUE Project, the Summer Child Welfare Academy, and our Speaker Series. Brittney plans on attending medical school and ensuring health and social equity for

Abigail “Abby” Rubstova

Abigail Rubtsova Henderson is a rising third year undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, double majoring in Political Science and Anthropology. On campus, she dedicates her time to organizations like Kids Korner, Bruin Guardian Scholar, the Academic Advancement Program and holds office in Kappa Alpha Pi pre-law fraternity. She is also a