DSW Alumni

Anderson S. Yoon, DSW'13

Vice President of Integrated and Value-Based Care, The Child Center of NY

Headshot of Anderson S. Yoon, DSW'13

I enjoyed valuable learning experiences from extraordinary DSW faculty and incredible supports from my cohort classmates. I feel more confident in my clinical work with clients and in my social work knowledge and skills. Penn’s DSW program helped me achieve my aspirations for clinical excellence and professional advancement.
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Bianca Harper, DSW'12, LCSW

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, School of Social Work

I did not anticipate the tremendous impact the DSW program would have on my professional life. I was introduced to a wonderful network of colleagues, my clinical skills were enhanced, and I had the opportunity to teach. I quickly realized how much I enjoyed teaching and as a result I have pursued a career in academia.
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Paul Starling, DSW'11

Counselor at Elementary School in the West Chester Area School District

The DSW cohort model created lasting relationships, many of which are still intact today. My dissertation research has motivated me to investigate the development of a nature counseling model involving passive experiences in nature for people struggling with life issues.
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Valerie Allen, DSW'10

Director, African-American Resource Center, University of Pennsylvania

Part-time Lecturer, Rutgers University and University of Pennsylvania

With a husband, two children and a full-time job, I needed a program that would accommodate my lifestyle and respect the knowledge and experience that I bring.

Heather Sheaffer, DSW'10, LCSW

Director of Patient and Family Services, Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine

After many years as a medical social worker and supervisor, the DSW allowed me to transition into a leadership role as an administrator to multiple professional disciplines in addition to social workers. The skills I learned are useful every day with my staff and colleagues and enhance my work with patients, families and health care providers.
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