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  1. Phot of Marina McCollum in Simmons sweatshirt outside by tree

    McLean Hospital recently launched Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes toward Mental Health. This campaign challenges popular and erroneous assumptions about psychiatric disorders. Social work major Marina McCollum is a participant in the program. She spoke with us about her personal experiences...

  2. Erika Cadena 2022 MSW

    What the job entails Erika Cadena is a clinical social worker in the Emergency Department at Boston Children's Hospital. In this fast-paced and varied role, she identifies and works with patients and families in need of support and resources related...

  3. Photo of Erin Curley

    Since she majored in Social Work at Simmons, Erin Curley has supported vulnerable individuals in her community. In her current role, she’s helping others engage as well by connecting Northeastern students with community service opportunities in Boston and beyond. Curley...

  4. Jonathan Stewart '22MSW

    What the Job Entails Jonathan Stewart is a school social worker for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Program for Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Massachusetts—part of one of the longest-running voluntary school-integration programs in the country. Dividing his...

  5. Photo of Emily Mills standing by the Red Sox dugout at Fenway Park with a view of the field behind her

    Emily Mills '19 shares how receiving a Pell grant impacted her experience as a first generation college student.

  6. Photo of Samantha Clark

    What made you choose Simmons for your undergraduate degree? The biggest draw for me was Boston. I'm from Portland, Maine, so Boston is only two hours away, and I could envision myself in Boston. Simmons was appealing for the small...

  7. Photo of Tozoe Marton

    Tozoe Marton, MS, is a Ph.D. student at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She has done research with the Women's Global Health Imperative Group at Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International as a public health analyst. While...

  8. Passionate Leaders Project Students Spring 2023

    The Passionate Leaders Project (PLP) supports Simmons undergraduates by enriching their academic and professional interests beyond the confines of the classroom. Students may request up to $4,000 to support their research, internships, and creative endeavors. This semester's cohort is producing...

  9. Photo of SSW student Ashley Liriano

    What the Job Entails Ashley Liriano is a master's level admission clinician and in-home therapist for Summit Community Services, a private mental health agency that serves Metro Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In this multifaceted position, she conducts intake assessments for...

  10. Photo of Valerie Leiter

    Over the last four years, Valerie Leiter , Professor of Sociology and Public Health and Interim Dean, College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice, has worked as statistical consultant for the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and...