I chose Baylor social work for undergrad because I loved how the GSSW incorporates the integration of faith and practice. Spiritual formation is crucial to my personal development, and I love that we recognize this as an area of discussion with clients to aid in their personal growth. I will be attending Baylor’s MSW program in the fall as well as pursuing a Master’s of Divinity at Truett Seminary through the dual degree offered here.
What is a cause you are passionate about?
I am passionate about congregational social work and incorporating my Christian faith into social work practice. I hope to work with youth and families in the future through a congregational or community setting.
How does a Master of Social Work degree fit into your career plan?
Earning my MSW will help me on my path to working in a Christian nonprofit or congregational setting counseling youth and families. I desire to help people from an openly Christian perspective and address counseling holistically—spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional health.
What is a piece of advice you would give a prospective student
To a prospective student I say, make friends!! Not only is my cohort made up of wonderful people, but many are likeminded in their desire to help and serve others, yet simultaneously challenge me to grow and uniquely shape my views. Plus, in future practice it will be wonderful to have social work friends who understand what your work day looks like and with whom you can network and refer clients.
Unique characteristic about yourself
I have had approximately 20 people in my family attend Baylor, with my mother being a current faculty on campus and grandfather before her. I’ve loved growing up in Waco, and am so excited to earn my Master’s degree here as well!