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Student Spotlight – Amber McKinney

Student Name: Amber McKinney Expected Graduation: 2018 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? I decided I wanted to be a therapist at the age of thirteen, and after spending four years working in therapeutic settings with children, I decided I was ready for my next step in […]

Student Spotlight – Tom Armstrong

Student Name: Tom Armstrong Major: MSW Student Organization Affiliation: Social Action Committee Expected Graduation: 2018 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? I decided to apply to SDSU’s MSW program after working with individuals with developmental disabilities. I realized the positive impact I could have on the lives […]

Student Spotlight – Danielle Little

Student Name: Danielle Little Major: Social Work Student Organization Affiliation: Undergraduate Social Work Association Expected Graduation: Spring 2018 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? Ever since career day in second grade I knew that I wanted to help others. At first, it was my dream to become […]

Student Spotlight – Sheba Andrew

Student Name: Sheba Andrew Expected Graduation: 2018 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? I made a career change from the financial services industry to pursue my deep desire to be in the field of serving others. During my transition, I enrolled in substance abuse counseling certification program at […]

Student Spotlight – Christopher Walker

Student Name: Christopher Walker Major: Social Work with an emphasis on Youth Development and Mentoring Expected Graduation: 2017 What made you decide to enroll in the School of Social Work at SDSU? Having had the opportunity to live in two different countries (United States of America and Israel), I’ve always valued the importance of diversity and […]

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 […]