My Journey to Social Work: Alexia Whitley – MSW Student Representative
NASW-NC would like to introduce you to the 2013-2014 NASW-NC Board of Directors.
Each of our amazing board members chose the profession of social work for a reason and we would like to share their stories with you. Stay tuned for a post about each of the social workers who represent YOU on the NASW-NC Board.
Graduate Student Representative (2013-2014)
I began with an interest in social work with volunteering with my Grandmother at Children’s Home Society. I have a family legacy of helpers, including principals, doctors, nurses and social workers. With an interest in helping others and wanting to improve the quality of life of individuals, I decided on becoming a nurse and entered Winston-Salem State University. Life challenges occurred and I changed my major to sociology. After graduation, I obtained a job at Winston-Salem State University with a federal funded program called Student Support Services, also known as TRIO. TRIO catered to first generation and low income students, which helped me to want to further my education with a MSW.
Alexia is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at North Carolina Central University.
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