Shari Walker

Shari Walker is a former foster youth who entered the foster care system at age fourteen. She graduated from California State University Northridge and is in her second year at the University of Southern California obtaining her Masters in Social Work. Shari hopes to use her social work degree to write for television and bring therapeutic shows surrounding the various human conditions.

Prior to USC, she worked in Social Services for the Department of Children and Family Services for Los Angeles County. She is a renowned keynote speaker within LA County and currently sits on the Leadership Corp for both The National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI) Homeless Action Committee, steered by board member and U.S. Representative Karen Bass, and the Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC), steered by members of The Alliance for Children’s Rights.

Shari has combined her experience as an emancipated foster youth with her passion for creating social change by spreading awareness of social justice issues through spoken word, youth advocacy and story-telling through theater.

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