I am the oldest of five kids, so mentoring comes naturally to me. In my field placement I work on a project addressing suicide prevention. Suicide is the number one cause of death among Native American youth.
For my MSW at the U-M School of Social Work, I’ve chosen to study management, because I hope to be an agency director.
Scholarships helped me attain my dreams, so I can be an example for my siblings and cousins. They are discouraged because of how much education costs. When I tell them about my scholarships it changes their minds. I am here to help bring knowledge and services back to my community. In Indian country it’s ingrained that you come back, and you give back.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106