Kania Johnson is a recent Family Social Science graduate from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She will begin her master’s program studying public policy this fall at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She is passionate about children and families and this passion drives the work she hopes to do during her time at CIC. Kania’s research interests are exploring programs that support children with incarcerated caregivers and how mentorship can serve as an effective intervention for youth with incarcerated caregivers. She also will be supporting CIC’s future program initiatives and organizing college students to raise awareness and advocate for children of incarcerated caregivers. Kania hopes to create and advocate for policies that are inclusive to the unique experiences of families and children in the field of education.