On the Streets

He is getting his PhD - and is homeless

More than 56,000 college students identified themselves as homeless, according to 2013-14 Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) data. After watching the first few episodes of the 'On The Streets' series, Louis Tse, a 26-year-old UCLA doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, e-mailed Lisa Biagiotti to suggest that she look into the issue of homeless youth. Via e-mail, Louis revealed that he too was homeless and had been living in his car for more than a year. In this video, they walk through his morning routine, and talk about 'rational homelessness.' He explains why choosing to be homeless is the best option to achieve his post-doctorate goals.

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