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2023 - 2024 Marshall Fellow

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Emily Hentschke received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a designated emphasis in politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her scholarship and advocacy are guided by a commitment to reducing structural inequities, enhancing support systems for low-income communities, and advancing policies that promote social and economic justice. In partnership with the California Department of Housing and Community Development, her doctoral research examined Homekey, a policy funding local governments to create housing for people experiencing homelessness. As a graduate student researcher with UCSC’s Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance Emily managed community-engaged research related to food, housing, and financial security and examined the impact of social policies and programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, affordable housing, and guaranteed income. In the future she hopes to leverage research to advance social policies that reduce structural inequities, alleviate poverty, and promote the dignity of low-income families. 

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