Iberia Zafira was a YP4 mentor, fundraising researcher for Stanford Children’s Hospital through the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and member of GABRIELA SF – a Filipina women’s advocacy organization. A graduate from Stanford University, Iberia served in roles relating to environmental justice, education access, and art as a movement. Her most formative experience was doing community-based research in Hawaii with partners KYA Sustainability Studio and the Department of Land and Natural Resources on sustainable tourism and education. Most of her work and focus has been in environmental, education, and women’s issues. She has been very excited to give back to YP4!
Location: Stanford, CA, United States
- Issues Areas:
- Education Justice
Campus: Stanford University - Stanford, CA
Fellowship Class Year: 2011
Through her Blueprint, Iberia hoped to increase the number of former foster youth who graduate from college by creating a program that focused on linking former foster youth to summer internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. By conducting thorough research on the successes and challenges of the CA foster care system, Iberia created 3 different possible intervention programs that would help increase the rate of former foster youth graduating from higher education institutions.