Susanna Curry is PhD candidate in Social Welfare, at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. As a Bohnett Fellow in Deputy Mayor Joan Sullivan’s Office of Education, she worked closely with the Mayor’s Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to facilitate administrator access to City services and student support in the form of wrap-around services and exposure to new educational opportunities.
Susanna’s passion for education began with her work for the Los Angeles-based mentoring program Children Uniting Nations. Through her efforts to coordinate mentoring services at John Muir Middle School in South Los Angeles, she witnessed firsthand the importance of comprehensive support services in schools. She plans to pursue a career in social policy through an agency utilizing innovative and creative tools to address urban poverty.