Roger is a Bay Area native with a passion for helping the underserved. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with honors and subsequently earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Prior to The Dream Corps, Roger worked at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Office of the Medical Director, where he coordinated the Human Subjects Research Committee, supported the Countywide implementation of an electronic health record system, and worked toward hope, wellness, and recovery for all Angelenos suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Roger has written for the City of Los Angeles, and has also published research in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion and Health and Social Work. Roger loves coffee, music, Bay Area sports teams, and staying active.