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Stories of Impact


It’s the driving force behind our curriculum, our programs, our research, and our community engagement. These stories provide just a few examples of the ways our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are impacting the field and transforming lives.


Applying a Futures Lens to Societal Challenges

Julie Muñoz-Nájar, Clinical Associate Professor, MSW '08

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Continuously Ask Yourself Who You Want To Be

Araceli Carbajal, BSW '20, MSW Student

Student standing in front of Grange Grove


Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans

Julie Porter, Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) Social Worker

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A “Perfect Fit”

Brandie Bentley , PhD Candidate

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Moving From Trauma to Growth

Wan-Jung (Wendy) Hsieh, PhD Student

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It Was Like Family

Tatiana Villarreal, MSW '20

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In the Right Place

Minh Aimone, MSW '22

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On a Family Journey

Scarlett Davalos, BSW '19, MSW Student

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Caring for the Troops and the Troubled

Adam Griffy, MSW '19

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