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1. Where are you from?
New Jersey

2. What drew you to the Rutgers School of Social Work program in particular?


Union City, New Jersey

What drew you to Rutgers School of Social Work’s MSW program?

I wanted to pursuit a higher degree in counseling and after doing my research decided that seeking my master’s in social work will provide me with the skills and knowledge I need to be able to help those in need. One of my undergraduate professor’s brought a guest speaker Christine Morales from Rutgers School of Social Work admissions and she shared the opportunities I will gain from attending Rutgers Social Work program. 

Can you give a brief biography about yourself?
I served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2006 ending my enlistment with the rank of Sergeant and earning the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (two awards), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal.

Anasuya Ray

Since starting the PhD program at Rutgers, Anasuya had the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan. Anasuya has always been enamored by Afghan history and culture. Anasuya decided to focus her dissertation on Afghanistan as one way of pursuing her dream. She believes mainstream media reports portray a very narrow point of view and academic work on the country is very limited, which she is determined to expand on. Her dissertation aims to fill the existing knowledge gap by contributing to a unique understanding of this conflict from the perspective of the Afghans because they are the primary st

Matthew Hundemann

To pursue his passion of international development, Matthew joined the Peace Corps in June of 2012. Matthew was assigned to work in the country of Moldova, one of his top preferences.  His experience studying abroad in Romania with Rutgers School of Social Work in 2010 influenced his decision to work in Eastern Europe.  Matthew is volunteering with a Raion Council, or regional government, as a Small Enterprise Development Adviser. With only a few months in the Peace Corps, Matthew is still learning and adapting to the roles and responsibilities of his new position.

Kerry Anne Henry

For six weeks in the summer of 2012, Kerry Anne traveled to Ghana on a Rutgers International Service Learning Program through Study Abroad in partnership with the Center for African Studies.  While there, she assisted the lead professor, Dr. Abena Busia, and the 11 students that participated. She prepared class materials, as well as supported the group during projects, events, and facilitated group discussions. Kerry-Anne also responded to students’ questions in relation to their social and fieldwork experiences.  In addition to being an assistant to Prof.

Brittany DiBella

Class of 2013, Nonprofit and Public Management Zimbabwe

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