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Los Angeles


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Alex Yawata '21


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Los Angeles, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Urban & Environmental Policy

Current Company:

Safe Place for Youth

Current Position:

Access Center Associate

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Women's Varsity Soccer, La Encina Yearbook, Neighborhood Partnership Program

Secondary Schooling:


Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Grilled Cheese

Best Oxy Class:

Housing Problems and Policy

Groups I Identify With:

First-Gen, Athletes, Asian, Nonprofit work


I work at Safe Place for Youth in Venice Beach as the Access Center Associate providing services to homeless youth ages 12-26. I ended up here because I believe the housing is a right and I want to learn about game-changing solutions to ending youth homelessness. I want to be apart of the mentorship network because ending homelessness is a team effort.

Career Advice:

Study like a sponge and keep strive to find ways to motivate your work ethic! Learn from others but be innovative at the same time!

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