PolicyWise Episode 19: Welcoming New Team Members!

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On this week’s PolicyWise podcast (Episode 19), Demetria Wack and Michael Wiafe welcome new hosts Mehek Kandru and Ellie Arzbaecher, both members of CA Fwd’s Young Leaders Advisory Council.

Kandru is a high school senior from the Bay Area. “I’m very much interested in making education more accessible in the broader sense, but also understanding the little things like standardized tests or language used by counselors and how they shape our experience with education.” She adds that these might be “little things,” but they are things that students will remember forever.

Arzbaecher, a student at University of California Berkeley has been involved in environmental issues from an early age. “What’s kept me sustained in this movement is learning about all the people it’s currently affecting and the inequities that exist when addressing this issue and also the inequities that exist because of this issue.”

Both Kandru and Arzbaecher will join Wack and Wiafe in future PolicyWise Episodes.

Welcome Mehek and Ellie!

The PolicyWise podcast is a partnership between Youth Leadership Institute and CA FWD and can be heard on Spotify, Apple PodcastsStitcherBreaker AudioRadioPublicPocket Casts and Overcast.


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