I would like to continue building research and policy that makes a positive impact in the lives of caregivers and the people who need care, especially in communities that face stark disparities in healthcare. I also deeply value the importance of mentorship and look forward to working with students to play a positive role in their education and professional growth.
When I visited the School I was warmly welcomed by the graduate students and faculty. We had engaging conversations all week. I felt intellectually stimulated and it was inspiring to my heart. And interdisciplinary work was critically important for me, and U-M is known for that.
As a recent law grad working for a nonprofit I had significant debt. I also had a baby, so receiving the scholarship helped offset some of the costs associated with my wonderful but expensive son!
It is quite meaningful receiving an award named after a particular individual. I was really humbled to speak to people who know John Longres, and to hear about his life and contributions. It made the award more meaningful and personal.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106