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Loran Grishow-Schade

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alum Honored for Ongoing Gender Identity Research, Work

For years, Loran Grishow-Schade, MSW ’20, MSSP ’21, has proven to be a prolific leader and fully-immersed pioneer in work...

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Alumni Stories

Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Trust and Communication are Key

Currently, Johnna Marcus, MSW ’15, LICSW, works at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Division of Addiction Psychiatry in Boston. There,...

Ashley Kenneth, MSSP

Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Named President of The Commonwealth Institute

As Ashley Kenneth explains, “I have always been passionate about social change and a strong advocate for justice”—and her notable...

Scott Giacommuci

Alumni Stories

DSW Alum Publishes First Book on Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama Intersection

As Scott Giacomucci explains, psychodrama—a form of group psychotherapy rooted in aspects of theater, psychology, sociology, and mysticism— has, in...

Amy Castro Baker speaking at a cash transfer informational session

Faculty & Research, Student Life, Alumni Stories

Guaranteed Income Increases Employment, Improves Financial and Physical Health

Results released on March 3, 2021 from the first year of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) show guaranteed income...

Sherisse Laud-Hammond

Alumni Stories

MSW Alumna Reflects on Transformative Year as Penn Women’s Center Director

In January 2019, Sherisse Laud-Hammond was named the new director of the Penn Women’s Center, a position in which she...

Image of Alicia Chatterjee

Student Life, Alumni Stories

PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence Recognizes PhD Student

Alicia Chatterjee, PhD candidate and MSW graduate at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), recently won a Pennsylvania Society...

SP2 Welcome alumni sign

Alumni Stories

SP2 Celebrates 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

While the festivities may have been virtual this year, the tenor of the 2020 Penn School of Social Policy &...

Christin Gregory

Alumni Stories

DSW Alumna Publishes Innovative Palliative Care Study

Christin Gregory, MSW ‘08, DSW ‘14, at Penn’s School of Policy and Practice (SP2) has published a groundbreaking study in...