A Yale grad and ex-banker ended up homeless in Los Angeles. Then a fellow alum made an unexpected offer

Los Angeles( CNN) Even with an fiscals degree from Yale and place knowledge on Wall street and in Hollywood, the future for Shawn Pleasants looked increasingly glum.

I wrote about Pleasants, 52, in September, as part of CNN’s coverage of the homeless crisis plaguing California. The notion of a high school valedictorian and Ivy Leaguer who’d built a successful career, then come precipitously, garnered a lot of attention. Millions sounded on the legendand shared it on social media.