Johanna Greeson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. She is passionate about reforming the child welfare system, using research to build better futures for youth who age out of foster care, and realizing the power of connections to caring adults for all vulnerable youth. Her research agenda is resiliency-focused and based in the strengths and virtues that enable foster youth to not only survive, but thrive. Dr. Greeson’s published work includes scholarly articles on natural mentoring, life course theory, the resiliency perspective, evidence-based practices for youth in foster care, independent living services for older youth in foster care, residential group care, intensive in-home therapy, low-income homeownership, and child/adolescent traumatic stress.