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Sarah Yellapa BSW (Bachelor of Social Work Student)

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Sarah is a fully bilingual, fourth-year Social Work student, minoring in French and Criminology at Toronto Metropolitan University. A supporter of holistic healing approaches, she is as an agent of change and driven by a passion for helping others. An advocate for fairness and equity, Sarah respects diversity and works to dismantle systems of injustice and break oppressive barriers.   

 

Through volunteer work, Sarah strives to combat systemic racism within the criminal justice system and advocate for incarcerated individuals seeking support.  

 

Sarah has worked in the area of harm reduction, developing educational materials for inmates within federal prisons and advocating for additional supports for prisoners during the pandemic. In her work with Indigenous Services Canada (Child and Family Services Reform sector), Sarah has been involved in Coordination Agreement discussion tables between Canada and Indigenous governing bodies, to facilitate the return of jurisdiction of Child and Family Services. Sarah is also an English and French tutor for the elementary grades. Applying a strengths-based approach, her educational strategies engage and accommodate for students’ unique challenges, needs and social locations.  

  

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys going to concerts, playing with her puppy, going to the gym, spending time with family/friends, and watching movies. 

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