Social Work Club First Virtual Presentation

The FPU Social Work Student Club is proudly hosting its first virtual presentation on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Leading experts in the field Sara Gamez, Ed.D., and Kizzy Lopez, Ph.D., will be co-presenting and discussing their forthcoming book chapter, "Fostering success: Programs and practices to serve college-going foster youth on campus" (In Press). 


Sara I. Gamez is the associate director of student services & equity programs at Cal Poly Pomona. She is an immigrant, with lived experience in foster care and a first-generation college graduate. She has spent over 15 years of her career in educational helping roles assisting students who are first-generation, low-income, homeless and those who have experienced foster care to access resources, empower themselves through education and to graduate from college. 


Kizzy 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. Kizzy currently serves as an assistant professor in social work at Fresno Pacific University.


For more information about these amazing foster scholars:

Sarah I. Gamez and Kizzy Lopez please visit:


Please see attached flyer for more details and access the presentation using this zoom link: