As so many young adults search to find their identities, Twenty-two-year old entrepreneur Darla Cozzarelli prides herself on challenging the status quo. “I don’t believe in being put in a box,” says Darla. As one gets to know her, this becomes more evident.
Darla’s passion and commitment to helping others began early, as she dedicated her youth to the LAPD Cadet Leadership Program, graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Reserve Officer Academy, as well as, with honors from Cal State Los Angeles’ Criminal Justice Program. Impressively, she is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Southern California.
While continuing her education, Darla was compelled to make a difference within Los Angeles and founded the nonprofit organization Refining Purpose. The organization is dedicated to helping young adults achieve their goals in life through inspirational impact and social change. Darla believes that no matter what challenges one is combating at a particular time, there is always a solution that can lead to a better life.
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Darla’s drive to challenge the status quo is commendable. From motivating her peers to exceed their potential of bringing professionals together, she is constantly fueling the flames for change. The public figure isn’t scared to admit her vulnerabilities and continues to strive amidst the challenges.