By the time the shops in Westwood Village open their doors for another day of business, Deandrea Dobson has already been patrolling the streets for two hours.

Before she greets the sun, Dobson weaves in and out of the streets to wake the homeless sleeping on the Village streets and cleans debris on the streets.

Clad in her uniform khaki pants and bright blue polo shirt, Dobson is one of 16 ambassadors that have been patrolling the streets of Westwood Village for more than a year to ensure its safety and cleanliness.

Read more about how Block by Block helped revitalize Westwood Village at the Daily Bruin.