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Student Spotlight – Carina A. Romero, MSW Candidate 2020, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Student Spotlight – Carina A. Romero, MSW Candidate 2020, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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1. How did you become interested in pursuing social work?
As an undergraduate student in psychology, pursuing a career in social work was never in my life plan. Rather, my initial career goal was to become a prison psychologist, because I wanted to help individuals who were at their lowest. ..Read More…

Student Spotlight – Jeff Capps, MSW Candidate 2020, University of California, Los Angeles

1. How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

My formative experiences in Southeast Los Angeles and at UC Berkeley shaped my understanding of the human condition and socioeconomic injustices. Covering the Occupy Movement as an undergraduate journalist compelled me more than anything else to serve others. After working in various capacities in film ..Read More…

Student Spotlight – Gabrielle Jackson, MSW Candidate 2021, San Francisco State University

How did you become interested in pursuing social work? 

I always knew that I wanted to be in the helping profession due to my own lived experience with addiction, mental health and the criminal justice system. I made my reentry into higher education after being out of school for over 15 years and with a ..Read More…

Student Spotlight – Stephanie Reade, MSW Candidate 2020, Online Program, University of New England

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1. How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

I have been in healthcare my entire career. In the past 5 years, I have been working in hospice and palliative care. Pursuing an MSW was necessary for me in order to provide my patients and clients with the clinical expertise ..Read More…

Student Spotlight: Emily Padilla, MSW Candidate 2019, University of California, Los Angeles

How did you become interested in pursuing social work?

When I started working in low-income schools in Spokane, WA, my students taught me about resiliency and perseverance. I really bonded with them and wanted to be an ally and advocate. I’ve been a social worker ever since.

What area of social work are you ..Read More…

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