Join us a for a panel discussion and mixer with CASC Minor alumni. Panelists will share their stories and journey engaging in social justice and change work. Learn more about their academic career as undergraduate students, experience in the minor, and the challenges, and lessons learned about applications of social justice "in the real world".
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I graduated from undergrad at UM with majors in Psychology and Spanish and minors in CASC and IGR. After graduating, I attended the University of Michigan School of Social Work and graduated with my MSW in 2018. During the MSW program, I had a focus of Aging Adults in Society and Management of Human Services which landed me in a field placement at the Alzheimer's Association. After graduating, I was hired as a social worker/ program coordinator at the Alzheimer's Association where I worked for more than a year before transition into a Research Administration role back at University of Michigan with LSA. My long-term goals involve non-profit management and work with foundations and grants, so my current position is helping me build the skills I need to better understand concepts in finance and grant funding. My recent volunteer experiences include being a delivery driver with Meals on Wheels, build days with Habitat for Humanity, and most recently phone backing with MI Dems.
Hoai An Pham is an organizer based in Ann Arbor, MI, where she was born and raised as a first generation Vietnamese American. As a queer disabled abolitionist, she has worked in movements around immigration, labor, climate, prisons, and racial justice, with the goal of building long-term, welcoming community. She is currently the Digital Organizer for We the People-MI and also the manager of her twenty-six Sims.
Emily is a licensed clinical social worker. Emily earned her MSW from the University of Michigan in 2015. Emily began her career working as a child therapist in community mental health in Wayne County, providing school-based and home-based behavioral health services to Medicaid-eligible children and families. She then transitioned to working as a research associate for the School of Public Health and Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities on a national study focused on improving medication adherence for youth living with HIV. Emily then transitioned to working as the risk reduction specialist in the HIV/AIDS Treatment Program at Michigan Medicine, where her primary responsibility was sexual risk reduction counseling and sexuality education for HIV+ patients presenting with STI diagnoses. Emily is also a field instructor for MSW interns. Emily currently works as a private practice therapist and sexuality educator at Amplify Colectivo in downtown Ann Arbor where her main clinical focuses are racial identity and racial trauma, LGBTQIA+ concerns and gender affirming care, and sexual health.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106