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Shari Walker

Writer & Producer

SHARI WALKER is a former foster youth who entered the foster care system at age fourteen. She graduated from California State University Northridge, where she majored in African American Studies with an emphasis on Social Science. She is in currently obtaining her Master in Social Work at USC .

Prior to joining attending the University of Southern California, Shari 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 hopes to combine her personal experience and current academia at USC to bring social work to television while telling the stories of transition age foster youth. Shari has combined her experience as an emancipated foster youth to create social change by spreading awareness of the social justice issues disconnected and foster youth face.