maricela_varelaMaricela Varela

Hometown:  H-Town proud

Undergraduate University & Major: University of St. Thomas, Psychology Major, Philosophy Minor

GCSW Degree Sought:  LMSW

Concentration: Clinical

Anticipated graduation date: May 2018

Classes completed/currently enrolled:  Foundations

First field placement:  SER Jobs for Progress YouthBuild

Second field placement: N/A

Activities and/or Organizations: Ambassador Program

Scholarships/Funding: N/A

Why social work? While working for a local non-profit for seven years as a case manager, then as a project manager I learned that there is no better career fit for me than social work. I am happy to complete my degree and return to the field in order to help others through a very specific skill set and years of previous experience.