Preeti Sharma, Doctoral Candidate in Gender Studies is a winning team member of the Lemelson Award for Innovative Digital Projects in Social Research

Young Workers Animated for Change Team Members: Tobias Higbie (UCLA History Department), Janna Shadduck-Hernández (UCLA Labor Center), Saba Waheed (UCLA Labor Center), Preeti Sharma (UCLA Gender Studies) This award will fund the creation of an animated video, to be distributed through social media, which will publicize the findings of a survey on wage earners aged 18-29 in Los Angeles. Compiled by the UCLA Labor Center, the survey highlights challenges young workers face, such as low wages, wage theft, and contingent work. The animated video will translate the findings of the survey and the history of youth employment in terms that are broadly understandable, engaging, and impactful. Information on the video, as well as the two planned viewing events during 2015-16 will be updated here throughout the year: