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:
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.