Jenika Scott is a candidate for an MSW degree at the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She is enrolled in the Global Pathway Program with a focus on policy, program evaluation, and research. She holds a BS in Political Science with a concentration in international relations and public policy from Rutgers University. Prior to her current studies, she gained experience in various aspects of program planning, facilitation, and leadership at her previous university. Currently, she is interning at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center on the Unaccompanied Children’s team. Her interest in research was sparked through a study abroad program in Brazil, where she worked with a non-profit organization (Saude Crianca), and her passion was further ignited through the McNair Scholars program. Her research interests include all areas of social development among minority groups, disadvantaged populations, and immigrants, particularly women and youths/children.