Kendall Fujioka

Masters of Social Work student at USC

I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Mental Health and a sub-concentration in School Social Work. I... more

Jennifer Nguyen

Certified Child Life Specialist

What issues drive your interest in early childhood and family studies?

Drawn to the program's focus on early child development and learning, I pursued the ECFS major to... more

Candis Lee

5th Grade Math and Science Teacher

What issues drive your interest in early childhood and family studies?

My main passion has always been to provide quality education and support for all children and families regardless... more

Stefani Clark

Graduate Student

What have you been doing since graduation?

Since graduation I have completed a year of graduate school! I am working toward an Educational Specialist Degree in School... more

Mary Sprute

Policy Advocate

What drives my interest: For me, early childhood education is the premiere opportunity to give people the chance to succeed. Changing children’s' early experiences can... more

Lauren Redman

I was interested in the ECFS major because of the opportunities it provided undergraduates for learning about the various issues, areas of development, and career paths within the field of... more

Ryan Frye

My most recent work position was as Director of a Boys & Girls Club child care site in the North Beach neighborhood of Seattle. I got the job a couple months after graduation and worked there... more

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