Ajaib Sidhu, 2023 Pedrozzi Scholar, is currently attending the University of California, Irvine. He states,”I plan to major in Urban Planning and Political Science, and then go on to enroll in a concurrent Masters in Urban Planning/Juris Doctorate program. This joint degree would allow me to learn about the institutional causes and possibilities for treatment of urban problems, such as equity and inclusion, affordable housing, and environmental analysis and policy. My goal is to identify ways in which individuals such as my brother can access the resources necessary to live safe, healthy, and productive lives, especially if they do not have a support system already in place. Often, those with mental disabilities do not get the help that they need and they are essentially lost in the system. I would try to advocate for legislation that makes it easier for people to obtain mental health assistance so that they are not lost in a broken system. I plan to attend UC Irvine, and eventually go onto law school, and this scholarship will help me achieve my educational and career goals. Thank you so much for helping me achieve my dreams.”