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Esteemed USC Social Work Professor to Serve on LAUP Board

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2017- LAUP, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of early learning, today announced the appointment of Dorian Traube, Ph.D., to the organization’s Board of Directors. Traube will join LAUP’s 12 sitting board members effective immediately.

“Dorian’s career, as an academic and former social worker, is rooted in supporting our most vulnerable populations,” said Scott Hippert, CEO, LAUP. “Her work on behalf of high-risk adolescents, and contributions to the field, bring great depth to LAUP’s Board of Directors. I look forward to working alongside Dorian, and the entire board, as we strive toward a future where every child can succeed in school and life.”

Traube, an Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work previously worked as a clinical social worker at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a research analyst at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Her research at USC spans children, youth and families—with an emphasis on the utilization of technology to assist parent coaching and family support.

“I am honored to join LAUP’s Board of Directors at this exciting point in the organization’s history,” said Traube. “My career has taught me just how critical the first five years of life are for a child’s future success—with education playing an essential role. I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members, Scott and the LAUP team as we improve the quality of early learning for all children.”

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About LAUP:

LAUP’s mission is to support the development of the whole child, grow a qualified and diverse workforce, and strengthen family engagement. Our organization creates and sustains strategic partnerships and advocates for policies that promote access and program excellence. LAUP has prepared more than 130,000 children for kindergarten and beyond by funding, rating and raising the level of quality preschool programs throughout Los Angeles County. As a nonprofit, we depend on the generosity of our donors. Investing in quality early education not only makes a difference in a child’s life, it sets the foundation for a stronger economic future that benefits everyone. Please visit and donate today. Because every child deserves a quality start.