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Marcus Presley, MSW’12

  • Senior Policy Associate, National Community Land Trust Network

“The MSW program gave me the academic framework to deepen my intellectual understanding of social justice work. My knowledge of systems, human behavior, qualitative and quantitative research, and policy development are proving invaluable in my job as an affordable housing policy advocate. Pursuing an independent study gave me the opportunity to work one-on-one with a fantastic professor to perform in-depth housing policy research. In addition to the academic experience, I also developed a strong professional identity as a macro social worker who collaborates with low-income people to build their power and effect meaningful policy change.”

SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

How routinely do emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm? Do they appropriately assess...

SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

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