Sonja Lenz-Rashid, PhD, LCSW received her undergraduate degree from San Jose State University with a major in Business/Marketing, her secondary teaching credential from San Jose State University, and her Masters of Social Work from San Jose State University. She then received her PhD in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 2003. She has 19 years of post-MSW social work experience. Dr. Lenz-Rashid has been a professor (now an Associate Professor) at San Francisco State since 2003 and has been an LCSW since 2001. Lastly, she is a Co-founder and Faculty Research Evaluator of the SF State Guardian Scholars Program (GSP). Launched in 2005, the GSP serves over 90 current and former foster care youth on campus and has an annual budget of over $1 million (and is a non-profit on campus).