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Summer Brantner

California State University, Los Angeles
Program Coordinator, Project Rebound & Lecturer, Sociology
Los Angeles, CA
Summer Brantner is interested in student success and building bridges within and without the university community. She is the full time Program Coordinator for Project Rebound (PR), a program that supports the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated, aspiring scholars at Cal State LA, while also lecturing for the Sociology Department. Summer is supported by a team of Formerly Incarcerated work study students. The work is arduous but, together they are making an impact, one person at a time. Summer Brantner earned an MA of Sociology in 2018, with a focus on teaching at the collegiate level. She plans to return to school to complete a doctoral degree in the near future. Her greatest desire is to illuminate hope as she travels uncharted terrain with Project Rebound. Creating opportunities for returning citizens is of the utmost importance Summer. She believes Universities can pave the way to success for formerly incarcerated students by meeting their unique challenges with a collaborative effort. Summer Brantner looks forward to strategizing with other departments to create stronger support networks that lead to student success and translate them to gainful employment for returning citizens.