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Student Ambassadors

GSS Student Ambassadors 2021

Our GSS Student Ambassadors are here to help you get a better sense of what it is like to be a MSW student here at Fordham. Whether you are a prospective applicant or a recently admitted students, our ambassadors are here to answer whatever questions you have about the Fordham student experience. Reach out to them by emailing gssambassador@fordham.edu or by signing up for a campus tour (starting Spring 2022). 

 

Pamela Ashford GSSName: Pamela Ashford

Campus: Westchester

Plan of Study: Part-Time 4 Year

Current Phase: Specialist

Domain: Practice w/ Individuals, Groups & Families

Area(s) of Interest: Substance Abuse, Criminal Justice, Youth

I chose Fordham was because of its location in Westchester. It is convenient for me to have flexibility with scheduling classes.  Mainly, I knew I was going to Fordham because I wanted to finish something my brother had started, he too started at Fordham, but never completed it, so I wanted to pick up where he left off.  I am glad I did, Fordham has really opened so many doors for me.

Khirstie Diaz GSS

Name: Khirstie Diaz

Campus: Lincoln Center

Plan of Study: Part-Time 3 Year

Current Phase: Generalist

Domain: Practice w/ Individuals, Groups & Families

Area(s) of Interest: Substance Abuse, Mental Health & School Social Work  

I picked Fordham University because of the social work classes that are offered throughout the plan of study. I was also able to engage with an ambassador during my decision making process along with having  peers that have attended this program as well. Being apart of Fordham has had me made many connections in the Social Work Field.

Amy Ortiz GSSName: Amy Ortiz

Campus: Lincoln Center

Plan of Study: Part-Time 3 Year

Current Phase: Generalist

Domain: Undecided

Area(s) of Interest: Community Organizing, Mental Health for Black & Brown Women

I'm a Fordham University alumnae and when thinking of the environment most important to me I remembered how great my 4 years as an undergrad were. I also had the opportunity to speak with someone with admissions and asked all the questions and knew instantly this was the program meant for me. Fordham University is one the most flexible programs to be a part of especially for someone like myself that works full time.

 

Cynthia Pai GSSName: Cynthia Pai

Campus: Lincoln Center

Plan of Study: Part-Time 4 Year

Current Phase: Generalist

Domain: Undecided 

Area(s) of Interest: Mental Heath in Asian Communities

When deciding on MSW programs, diversity was a priority for me. The unique range of student perspectives and experiences that the Fordham GSS community represented stood out to me. In addition to a diverse student population, location and flexibility were also a priority. Fordham offers several plans of study options as well as campus locations - this flexibility is so helpful when you are trying to juggle school, work, and other life responsibilities. Lastly, being part of a community that is intentionally supportive in helping students succeed was important to me and the Fordham GSS community has provided just that.  

Jessica Torres GSSName: Jessica Torres

Campus: Westchester

Plan of Study: Full-Time 2 Year

Current Phase: Specialist

Domain: Practice w/ Individuals, Groups, & Families

Area(s) of Interest: Child Welfare

I picked Fordham GSS because of its diversity. I wanted to study social work in a school that felt comfortable discussing topics such as racism and supported its students during difficult times such as the pandemic or the Black Lives Matter movement. Another reason I chose Fordham was because it was close to home, it was affordable, and it had a beautiful campus!