Kathleen Crehan is a graduating senior at NYU Silver and has been involved with the School's community since coming to NYU as a freshman. Her involvement with the Silver School of Social Work, the NYU community, and New York City at large is best expressed in the words of President Barack Obama, who said, "We have a stake in one another, and that what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart, and that if enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, then we might not solve every problem, but we can get something meaningful done." Through her service as president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA), the organization has worked tirelessly to have a meaningful presence in the School and the city through our involvement with organizations like the Starlight Foundation, Publicolor, and Relay for Life at NYU.
Kathleen's field placement is at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), where she works to advocate for children in the foster care system ensuring that they receive proper services and care. She is also working as the director of operations for Powerhouse (formerly Baby's First Home), a student-led not-for-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness and welfare dependency for teenage mothers outside of the foster care system