We are pleased to announce the winner of our Spring 2023 Social Justice Scholarship is Daniel Valverde, a student in the Masters of Public Administration program at University of San Francisco. Valverde’s studies focus on the equitable development of affordable housing.
In his application, Valverde stressed that his previous work experience had “helped me understand how land-use planning and decisions are vital to future sustainability, population, and economic growth for communities. But it is also important to be mindful to implement land use policies that will make communities equitable and inclusive for all community members.”
Valverde’s focus on bridging the gap between scholarly research and the real-world is what made Daniel’s scholarship application stand out to firm founders Andrew Dressel and Chris Malikschmitt.
“We always say education is the foundation from which change is built,” said Andrew Dressel. “When it comes to affordable housing policy, we mean that literally. The research Daniel is doing could have a huge impact on communities across the country.”
“We are proud to support Daniel in his studies,” added Chris Malikschmitt. “We share his passion for making the world a better place.”
Valverde received a $1,000 scholarship from Dressel/Malikschmitt LLP for the Spring 2023 semester. This is the third time the firm has awarded this scholarship, and it plans to continue doing so. Students interested in applying for the Fall 2023 award should visit dresselmalikschmitt.com/scholarship.