Kizzy Lopez speaks on foster youth education and empowerment

Kizzy Lopez, Ed.D., assistant professor of social work, was interviewed for the Spotify Podcast “The Social Work Routes,” February 5, 2021, hosted by a social work professor from the University of Helsinki, Finland. The subject was foster youth education and empowerment, a frequent research topic of Lopez. More at:

A conversation with Dr. Kizzy Lopez-Jones on foster youth education and empowerment - The Social Work Routes Podcast

Lopez has worked in higher education for 13 years in academic and student affairs as a champion for educational equity for underserved students, particularly those who have experienced foster care or homelessness. She is a former foster youth and was homeless while attending a community college. She knows first-hand the barriers these youth experience and has committed her career to improve systems for disadvantaged youth.




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