NEESHI SANDHU is an adjunct lecturer teaching courses in human behavior in the social environment and social work practice with children and families. She works at the University Park Campus and at the school's Virtual Academic Center.
She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than a decade of experience in public child welfare. Prior to joining the USC faculty, she served as a field social worker, supervisor and administrator for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. She helped families dealing with abuse and neglect as well as transitional-age foster youth, and worked to raise awareness of the needs of 0- to 5-year-old children.
Holding a credential in pupil personnel services, she has served as a staunch advocate for the educational rights of youth in foster care. Her expertise in state and federal benefit programs has also allowed her to focus on timely access to mental health services for children in care.