Alumni board member Bisrat Abebe, ’05, has spent his career providing crisis intervention and support to individuals and families in communities, behavioral health clinics, and hospital emergency room settings. Recently, he sat down with Innovate to discuss his commitment to the board and his alma mater, and his hopes for the School of Social Work moving forward.
Ashlen Nimmo, ’16, recently completed her 10-month international development fellowship in Abuja, Nigeria, while Maya Perlmann, ’17, will embark upon her work in Cairo, Egypt this coming August.
Stephanie Brueck and Matt Pecoraro embody the diversity of opportunity inherent for those who understand how neuroscience impacts social work, and vice versa.
The founder and CEO of Harbor Camps sits down with Innovate to discuss what Boston College meant to him, and how the support he received here has allowed him to establish, and grow, a first-of-its kind inclusive camp.
Aakanksha Sinha is a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Human Development in New Delhi, India where she is the lead investigator on two projects studying nutrition and children in that country.
Marie Downey’s journey to success through service has unfolded along a unique and personal path. As one of eight siblings growing up in South Boston in the 1950s and 60s, she was the first in her family to earn a high school degree. Today, she is a leader in her field, providing opportunity and a better life for many of the hotel workers in the City of Boston.
The research for Leia Saltzman’s dissertation was conducted at The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. She has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship to work on an extension of this research and will return to Israel this coming fall.
As Sheriff of Hampden County, Massachusetts, Michael Ashe has spent the last 40-plus years innovating within prisons towards developing a better paradigm for a system that is more rehabilitative, and less punitive.
May 23rd marked the 140th Commencement in the history of Boston College and the seventy-sixth School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony. This year, under bright, flawless skies, 266 soon-to-be social workers were awarded MSWs, while five individuals celebrated completion of their doctoral studies.
The main objective of Garcia-Ornelas’ placement is to work directly with the population of inmates at the Suffolk County House of Corrections who are living with various mental disorders.