Silver MSW Students Admitted to 2016-2017 Class of NYU SSLD Fellows
February 11, 2016
NYU Silver MSW students Daisy Bonilla and Kerrian Ferguson have been admitted to the 2016-2017 class of NYU SSLD Fellows. The NYU SSLD Fellowship is an 18-month leadership development program that equips graduate students of color with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to take up leadership roles in organizations across the social sector.
Daisy Bonilla loves to dream BIG! Originally from the San Fernando Valley in California, she has lived in many different places and loves to travel. Being able to live in different parts of the world has taught her that no matter the language or cultural barriers, you can always make a difference in someone's life if you’re willing to listen and offer a helping hand.
Before coming to NYU for grad school, Daisy was a child advocate and forensic interviewer at the Children’s Safety Center which ignited her passion for working with families who have been victims of child abuse. She hopes to spread awareness on this prevalent issue. She want to teach families how to protect their children, to help eliminate victim blaming and help change our legal system so that victims and their families can obtain the rightful justice they seek.
Areas of Interest:
Child Welfare, Immigration, Higher Education, Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking
Kerrian Ferguson earned her B.S. in psychology and community health at SUNY Potsdam. She has always found herself taking on leadership roles and has a history of involvement in making changes in her community and campuses. She is passionate about serving African American and Caribbean youths in underrepresented communities, focusing on disparities from education to health care.
Upon completion of her master’s degree, she is looking forward to traveling the world. In the last year she has traveled to Ghana, Philippines, and Singapore where she volunteered as a community outreach nurse presenting topics on disease prevalence and working first hand with patients. She am currently interning at Ali Forney Center as a case manager for LGBTQ youths and working as a teacher’s assistant for youths with learning disabilities in the South Bronx.
Areas of Interest:
Youth, Underrepresented Communities, Education, Health Care