At its Spring 2021 meeting, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees selected the following dissertations for receipt of fellowships in the amount of $20,000 each:

“Give me a chance: High school newcomer youth’s college and career aspirations,” Sophia Angeles, University of California, Los Angeles 

“How Interest Groups Influence the Housing Policymaking Process,” Kenton Card, University of California, Los Angeles 

“Breaking the language code: Unlocking computer science for Latinx students,” Sharin Jacob, University of California, Irvine 

“Understanding the Consequences of Immigrant Parents’ Legal Status for Their US-Born Children,” Tianjian Lai, University of California, Los Angeles 

“RE:CODE L.A.: Understanding the Politics and Practices of Re-zoning the Democratic-Capitalist City,” Nathan Mahaffey, University of California, Irvine 

“The Establishment of Adelanto’s Prison Town: Gendered Violence and the Migrant Detention Economy,” Cinthya Martinez, University of California, Riverside 

“More Than Just Access: How the Availability of External Funds Shapes Immigration Lawyering Practices Within Los Angeles,” Blanca Ramirez, University of Southern California 

“Debt, Doubling-up, and Referrals: How Low-income Renter Families in Los Angeles Navigate High-cost Housing Markets,” Steven Schmidt, University of California, Irvine