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Meet our MSW Students!

Annette T. Akibayo graduated from Rutgers-Newark with her BA in psychology and a minor in social work. She is now enrolled in the MSW Intensive Weekend Program and her interests are international social work, mental and behavioral health, and music therapy. She wants to end the stigma of mental health issues overseas, especially in Nigeria which is where her family is from.  To find out more about Annette, click here.





Ana L. Cortes is currently enrolled in the traditional MSW program at Rutgers University.  She received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Family and Child Studies at Montclair State University. Ana is  the first member in her family to pursue  a master’s degree and a career in social services. She already has experience  working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault but wants to put an emphasis on mental and behavioral health during her time in the MSW program. To find out more about Ana, click here






Neil Duffy served in the Marine Corps for four years and earned many medals and awards for his contributions. He received his Bachelors of Arts from Rider University in 2011 and  is now pursuing a MSW here at Rutgers through the Intensive Weekend program as well as working as a  Readjustment Counseling Therapist at the Secaucus Vet Center. As a veteran himself, he understands the struggle of adjusting to life  back at home. He wants to find alternative therapeutic ways to help veterans heal and move forward with the help of movies. As someone who  knew they wanted to be a therapist from the age of nine, he found his calling early and Rutgers is helping him get to the next step in his career.  To get to know Neil better, check out his full Q&A here





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