Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Houston, BBA – Finance
GCSW Degree Sought: MSW
Anticipated graduation date: Spring, 2017
Classes completed/currently enrolled:
Completed: Foundation, Policy, Practice Skills, Research, Assessment, Grant Writing, and HBSE.
Enrolled: BTI, Evaluation, Groups, and Advanced Policy.
First field placement:
Literacy Advance: More of a Macro placement, I learned about the efforts of the Houston Center for Literacy in supporting literacy providers in our area. I taught classes on English as a Second Language and helped develop and deliver classes on résumés. I also worked on needs assessments and program evaluation.
Activities and/or Organizations:
– Hispanic Student Association
– Clinical Leadership Society
– GCSW Ambassador
Why social work?
Social work lines up well with my sensibilities, and that has only been confirmed! I knew I wanted to work in counseling with children, and I looked at the different options to achieve that goal. The emphasis on justice – social, economic, and political – appealed to me. Empowering clients, versus diagnosing and prescribing, is a lofty and ideal goal, in which I want to take part.