Name: Ashley Rowland
Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
Undergraduate University & Major: Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin
GCSW Degree Sought: Full Time Face-to-Face MSW
Anticipated graduation date: May 2019
Classes completed/currently enrolled:
Completed: Practice Skills, Research Methods, Practice, Policy
Enrolled: Clinical Applications of DSM, Assessment in Social Work Practice, Confronting Oppression and Injustice, Transtheoretical SW Practice: Cognitive Behavioral Intevrentions
First field placement (Field I & II):
I am currently placed with Baylor College of Medicine Community Programs at JJAEP until May 2018. I work with students in the Harris County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program, facilitating life skills groups and providing one-on-one mentoring with students.
Activities and/or Organizations:
- GCSW Student Ambassador
- Students for the Advancement of International Social Work – Secretary
- GCSW Student Association – Secretary
Scholarships/Funding: Hamill Foundation Award
Why social work? I chose to enter social work because I want to help children and adults with special needs advocate for themselves and achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life possible. With my MSW, I hope to work with an organization dedicated to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and find a way to merge my special education and social work backgrounds.