Daliana Reyes was recently awarded a 2020-2021 Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship by the NASW Foundation
Daliana Reyes is a first-year MSW student and Child Welfare Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a first-generation Mexican American college graduate raised in Los Angeles, California. Daliana received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Applied Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018. After graduation, she gained experience in the nonprofit human service sector and community mental health by working in the Wraparound Program at The Help Group. During this time, she provided support to at-promise youth in the foster or juvenile justice system navigating individual rights, academic institutions, and social-emotional wellbeing.
This year she will intern at Mount Diablo Unified School District, where she will empower students, practice cultural competency, and promote access to necessary mental health and special education resources in the public school system. In the future, she would like to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in order to eliminate mental health disparities and provide healing within BIPOC communities.
Consuelo W. Gosnell was a champion of civil and human rights and worked diligently to improve conditions for critically under served American Indians and Latinos in the Southwest. She practiced for many years in federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with public or voluntary nonprofit agencies or with local grassroots groups in the United States are also eligible.
To learn more about the Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship: https://www.naswfoundation.org/Our-Work/Scholarships-Fellowships-Awards/Scholarships/Consuelo-W-Gosnell-Memorial-Scholarship
Submitted by S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW, NASW-CA Director of Membership