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Meet Sam, our new Home For Good intern!

What are you currently studying and what do you hope to do with your degree?

I am currently working on my Master’s in Public Administration at USC. I recently completed my undergraduate degree in Public Policy at the same school. I hope to have a career in public service working for state or local government on policy issues, especially those that disproportionally impact lower socioeconomic individuals and families (such as housing and homelessness!).   

What Home For Good project will you be working on?

I’ll be serving as a Policy Intern in Housing Stability assisting with research to help identify policy needs to implement Home For Good’s housing supply strategy, as well as prepare outreach materials for the various cities and housing authorities Home For Good is or will be working with.

Is this your first time working on the issue of homelessness? What other experiences have you had with homelessness in LA or in another region?

I first worked on the issue of homelessness really as an undergraduate, when I helped form a university student organization that advocated for and worked with local homeless shelters and non-profit organizations. We mentored and spent time with homeless youth at Jovenes and other housing sites, as well as published a student newspaper focused on homelessness news and issues.  

If you had one super power, what would it be and why?

It would definitely be to fly so I would never have to sit in L.A. traffic or go through airport security again. 

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