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Who We Are

Social Work Champions is an ambassador program that connects prospective and newly admitted students with a current MSW student or MSW alumni. Champions draw upon on their experiences at NYU to highlight the opportunities and benefits of an NYU education.

The Champions were established to provide the School with a group of volunteer students who have the necessary skills to help new and prospective students throughout their application process.

How to become a champion

Any MSW student is eligible to become a Social Work Champion. Students are encouraged to get involved early to maintain relationships throughout their time in the program and beyond.

Champions are friendly, committed, and enthusiastic about sharing their NYU Silver stories and experiences. Beyond the satisfaction they gain by making guests to the University feel welcome, Champions develop interpersonal skils and aid prospective MSW students. Please contact our program cordinator to receive more information.

Activities May Include

  • Presenting at information events and panel presentations
  • Corresponding with prospective students
  • Welcoming and congragulating accepted MSW students via email
  • Attending graduate school fairs

a group of outstanding MSW students

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Brittany A.
New MSW Student


Brittany originates from Tampa, Florida where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Science at the University of South Florida. After discovering the wide range of career opportunites an MSW degree has to offer she decided to look for programs with a clinical focus, New York University was her top choice. Brittany will focus her studies on practice in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders and aspires to work with women that have substance abuse issues. 

Alexa Roganti
Alexa R.
New MSW Student


Alexa is a Manhattan native and a new student for the Silver School of Social Work in the full-time program. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. During her junior year as an undergraduate she began working at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, a school for children with developmental and cognitive delays. Her senior year placement was at Georgetown University Hospital in their division of infectious disease where she counseled patients living with HIV and often helped these patients find basic necessities that they could not afford.


Michael Dalisera
Michael D.
Current MSW Student


Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from Pace University and was in the Pforzheimer Honors College. He is interested in working with persons with acute or chronic mental illness. His first field placement was with Fort Lee public schools in New Jersey and his second will be at the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Rockland County, New York. Michael's main reasons to attend the Silver School of Social Work were not only because of the clinical focus the curriculum has but also because of the supportive student body and welcoming faculty he encountered when visiting the school.

Amber H.
Current MSW Student


Amber joins us from Miami, Florida and previously attended Florida International University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She aspires to service the needs of low-income Latino children and their families in an educational or clinical setting. Her current placment is with the Child Center of New York's Woodside Clinic and she has been working as the Office Production Assistant on a documentary titled, 'Undiagnosed: Journey of the Unknown'. She chose the Silver School of Social Work because living in New York has been a life long dream. The program at the Silver School allowed her to gain valuable experience and opportunities within the field. When she is not in class or working she is exploring the city and everything it has to offer.

Shanna D.
Current MSW Student


Shanna joins us from the University of Washington. After visiting New York City to check out MSW programs, she found that New York University was the most friendly and academically stimulating program. She was most impressed with the invitations to sit in on a class, speak with a current student, and help arranging a tour of campus. NYU is also so helpful with financial aid, helping students navigate the process and offering opportunities for scholarship and work study

Barbara R.
Current MSW Student


Barbara is a second year student from Elizabeth, New Jersey who graduated from Montclair State University. She is focusing her studies in corrections and prison involvement and her current field placement is with the Department of Corrections in New Jersey working with sex offenders. She is also a Mental Health Worker at Trinitas Regional Medical Center assisting adolescents in the children's crisis intervention services impatient unit. When she is not working or studying she sits on the board for her chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and two dogs.

"I chose NYU because I knew that the education and experience that the field placement would offer me would be beyond compare to any other institution to which I was considering. Will I have debts? Oh yeah. But I am confident that my degree will allow me the opportunity to obtain a career that will pay off those loans".

Lauren M.
New MSW Student


Lauren joins us from the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a Masters in Theological Studies degree focusing in American Religious History and Cultures and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She will begin the two-year program this fall and hopes to work in issues related to homelessness, healthcare access, and end of life issues.

"I decided on the Silver School because of my generous financial aid package, and its great reputation for training clinical social workers, particularly those who want to work with end of life and palliative care issues like I do."

Contact Us

Coordinator of Social Work Champions

Admissions and Enrollment Services
Anthony J Smith
Social Work Champions, Coordinator
1 Washington Square North, Room 102
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5996

connect with a champion

If you are interested in getting in touch with one of our Social Work Champions please email our Program Coordinator and provide general information about yourself to find the Champion that will be the best to answer your questions.