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Student Spotlight – Cathy Aborn

Student Name: Cathy Aborn Major: Masters in Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: GWEP Stipend Program Graduation Year: 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? I had been a volunteer for many years at San Diego Hospice, and I considered one of their social workers (an SDSU graduate) […]

Student Spotlight – Brooke Lopez

Student Name: Brooke Lopez Major: Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: Latino Student Social Work Association Expected Graduation: May 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? I’ve lived all my life in San Diego County. As a native to some of San Diego’s most marginalized communities, I really […]

Student Spotlight – Rebekkah Boronkay

Student Name: Rebekkah Boronkay Program: Master’s Program, 3 year track Graduation Year: 2018 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? After working with teenagers with mental illnesses and severe behavioral issues for three years, I realized I wanted to be as effective as possible for this severely underserved […]

Student Spotlight – Karen Angulo

Student Name: Karen Angulo Program: Bachelor of Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: USWA Graduation Year: May 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? My mom was my inspiration. After dealing with many social workers after her diagnosis of terminal cancer, it was then and there that I fell […]

Student Spotlight – Michelle Gee

Student Name: Michelle Gee Major: Master of Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: GSWA, APISWA Graduation Year: 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? I studied Child and Family Development at SDSU for my undergraduate degree.  I loved the school and the area, so when I was applying […]

Student Spotlight – Devyn Brown

Student Name: Devyn Elizabeth Brown Major: Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: Undergraduate Social Work Association Graduation Year: 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? Making a difference in someone’s life has always been a passion of mine. I have always had the desire to go into a […]

Student Spotlight – Daniel Bernal

Student Name: Daniel Bernal Major: Masters in Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: Title IVE Graduation Year: 2018 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? My personal experience with SDSU helped make my decision to enroll for my Masters. I completed my Bachelor’s in Social work at SDSU and […]

Student Spotlight – Michelle Mullen and Jamie Jobe

This month’s spotlight features our top two graduating students, from our BA programs and MSW program. Congratulations to you both! Student Name: Michelle Mullen Major: Gerontology Graduation Year: 2016 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? When I learned about Gerontology as a major, I knew this was […]

Student Spotlight – Briana Barajas

Name: Briana Barajas Major: Social Work, Direct-Practice Concentration Graduation Year: 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? I have always had a passion for helping and advocating for others, so my path into social work was sort of a natural transition from my background in psychology. There […]

Student Spotlight – Brian Thammavong

Name: Brian Thammavong Major: Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Association Graduation Year: 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? As a San Diego native, I always knew that I wanted to give back to my community. After receiving my undergraduate degree in Ethnic […]