Meet Our New Interns

Meet Our New Interns

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Elizabeth is currently a graduate student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and will be graduating with her Masters of Social Welfare next year.  

Why are you interested in working to end chronic and Veteran homelessness in LA County?


I strongly believe in stable housing as a medical intervention. The fact that simply being housed can help someone suffering from a chronic illness to feel better or extend the life of an individual to have the opportunity to get the help they need to get back on their feet is powerful.


What are you currently working on with Home For Good?


I am currently supporting the work that United Way is doing with the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, identifying public resources that could be repurposed towards housing our chronic and Veteran homeless clients, and supporting a project with Corporation for Supportive Housing.


When you are not interning with Home For Good, what do you do for fun?


As a scholar activist, I have been blessed to find that my passion to advocate for social equality is work and play. I love to plan and organize with purpose and easily turn these same passionate events into places of laughter and social engagement.


What is your favorite food?


I love to eat food from the motherland cooked by my mother. Cambodian cuisine has so many intricate layers that it often takes hours to coax out the flavors from each ingredient but once it hits your taste buds you feel like you are sitting inside a gazebo made of straw, looking out into tonle sap while the catfish swirl beneath your feet.


What is your favorite t.v. show?


I am currently catching up on The Walking Dead. The graphic novel is better!                     


What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?


Backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness at Big Sur.


 


Fabiola Monzon


_FabiFabiola will be graduating with her MSW from Cal State Northridge in 2015.


Why are you interested in working to end chronic and Veteran homelessness in LA County?


My mother always reminds me how important it is to help everyone around you.  She taught me to be grateful for my blessings because there is always someone better off than you and someone worse off than you. Every time I see or run into a homeless person I want to offer them a solution. I know I cannot end chronic homelessness by myself, but ever since I joined United Way I began to believe we CAN end chronic homeless in LA County, and SOON! 


What are you currently working on with Home For Good?


I am working with Chris Ko on the CES seven community scale up.  I have been working closely with the seven communities to prepare for the 100 day launch that happened on November 11th.  I’ve also had the pleasure of working with Megan from PATH to increase the participation of the Faith Based Communities in the CES Program, as these communities will play key roles during the one hundred days and beyond.


When you are not interning with Home For Good, what do you do for fun?


Cleaning and organizing help me relax and unwind after a busy week, which is every week J


I have also been enjoying trip to the gym; it’s a place where I can unplug and de-stress! I also enjoy visiting my parents and being silly with my younger sisters, it takes me back to my childhood. Lastly, going out with friends is always a great self-care effort I practice frequently.


What is your favorite food?


My favorite food is Pozole, it is a traditional Mexican dish I grew up with.  If I had to choose one food for the rest of my life, it would be Pozole.


What is your favorite t.v. show?


My current favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory; I desperately want to find a group of genius scientist I can be friends with J


If you could have any super power, what would it be?


The first thing that comes to mind is the super power to create food!  It would be amazing to make food APPEAR by waving my finger. 

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