Constance has a BSW from Bradley University. Her work experience includes student researcher at Ohio State University, student worker for the Department of Children and Family Services, and resident advisor at Bradley University. Constance is currently completing her internship at the Knoxville Center for Student Success. Constance plans to specialize in school social work and is excited about attending the University of Illinois School of Social Work. She looks forward to exploring her research interests and developing relationships with faculty members and her peers.
Christine is a graduate of Central Michigan University. She graduated suma cum laude with a bachelor of science in psychology and family studies. Christine has worked as a mental health technician at Listening Ear Crisis Center, an empathy-based crisis center that serves as an information and referral center for several counties in Michigan. She also has experience working with adults with mental health issues. Christine wants to concentrate on social work in the mental health setting and work toward her LCSW upon graduation. She believes that the University of Illinois School of Social Work will challenge her and prepare her well for the field of social work.
Rebecca graduated from University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has ample experience working with adolescents in the Urbana-Champaign area. She has volunteered in a local elementary school, interned at Cunningham Children’s Home and is currently involved as an advocate with the Girls’ Advocacy Program. In the summer of 2008, she participated in a research project that focused on enrichment programs in rural communities, and last summer she conducted research on paternal parenting behaviors and adjustment outcomes in adolescent girls of Mexican-origin. Rebecca plans to pursue a concentration in school social work and she is excited to continue her educational career at the University of Illinois.
Aquanette earned a BSW from University of Saint Thomas. She has extensive experience working with youth through after-school and summer programs, tutoring programs, and mentoring activities. She is currently an intern at an elementary school in Minneapolis. Aquanette is interested in the areas of poverty, youth, race, and the achievement gap and has decided to pursue the Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change (ALSC) specialization at the University of Illinois to focus on these issues from a macro/ policy level. After receiving her MSW, Aquanette wants to obtain her social work license and eventually work for the U.S. Department of Education.