Last week we introduced you to Jean our Phd. Psychology Student for 2013-2014. Today we are pleased to bring you our two Social Work students for this year. Like Jean we’ve asked them to tell you a little bit about themselves. Please join us in welcoming Angie and Sue.
My name is Angie and I am a fourth year Social Work and Women’s Studies student at the University of Windsor. I also work part-time at McDonalds as a Team-Coordinator. My goals in life are to eventually achieve my MSW or my MSW/JD and to further my knowledge in the Social Work profession. I am very compelled by social advocacy and I would like to advocate for the rights of marginalized and oppressed populations in my future career. I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to intern at BANA. I have always been interested in body image and media portrayals of women’s and men’s bodies. Also, how the media shapes what the ideal body type is within society has always been a concern to me. Some of my hobbies include: reading, going for walks, and spending time with my family and friends; in particular, my nephew Benjamin.
My name is Suhaida but, it would probably be much easier to call me Sue. I am an undergrad student intern from the university with special interest in women’s studies and feminist theory. I am very excited to gain hands on experience in the social work field and as well as to learn from the staff here at BANA. My goal is to find a way that I can apply feminist theory and my personal touch into the social work practice. I say this because what I have experienced about the social work practice is that it is a sometimes strict, hierarchal (client- worker relationship), and invasive field. It has been a scary journey so far but I know that it is just fear of the unknown. So I thank you for this opportunity towards my personal growth.