Hello everyone! I appreciate you paying mind to my lovely blog! I’m Sarah, a social work (MSW) student at University at Buffalo. I’ve completed my course work, and now I’m here, in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.
I completed my BA in Social Work, Cum Laude in 2014 from Daemen College, where I spent the majority of my social work education working with refugees in Buffalo, something I’ve been extremely passionate about. I was an intern in the refugee resettlement department at the International Institute of Buffalo, and spent time volunteering with Jericho Road Ministries in a refugee after school program, and at Jewish Family Services as an English tutor for refugee adults.
I was a Spanish and Global Studies minor, and studied abroad in Alicante, Spain for two months in 2013. Through my learning experience at Daemen, I also delved into a volunteer opportunity to go to the Dominican Republic for two weeks, which I suppose was the starting point for this new adventure I’m embarking on to complete my MSW field work abroad.
Through my education in the advanced standing MSW program at UB, I’ve developed a keen interest in community development, grant writing, and macro-level social work practice. I’m eager to share my skills, as well as develop them during my international field placement. Thanks for reading!