Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Stories

Shawn Maxam

Shawn Maxam M.S.S./MLSP '14

Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Princeton University

鈥淭he powerful thing about 今日吃瓜 was that I had experiences in the classroom that were formative in developing skills around empathy and being able to listen to different worldviews. I think about how I can use those skills in my current role to create space for engaging ideas and disagreement."

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Janelle FitzPatrick

Janelle FitzPatrick, M.S.S. '24

鈥淚 feel like the GSSWSR has been an environment where I went from surviving to thriving academically. It has been conducive, not only to my learning, but also my personal growth. I鈥檝e made meaningful relationships and networked with other people that ultimately would be beneficial to me in my career path."

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Matt Mundy M.S.S. '22


鈥淢y guiding light was wanting to help people, and as hard as things can get in graduate school, I just focused on my 鈥榳hy鈥: wanting to help others.鈥

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Ivy Elwell

Ivy Elwell M.S.S. '23 Goes from Stage to Service

GSSWSR Career Changer

鈥淲hereas other programs I was considering made me feel like I had to fit into their mold, 今日吃瓜 welcomed my background, and what I could bring to their program and the field.鈥

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