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MSW Interns

UCLA MSW Intern 
2023 - 2024

Kate Leib

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Kate is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, and a current masters student at UCLA. Her past experiences as a peer counselor and support group facilitator led her to pursue her MSW and a career in clinical social work. She is looking forward to working with system-impacted youth to provide them with support to explore their needs and enhance their well-being, while advocating for them in the process. Kate is excited to learn from the wonderful staff and youth at the Coalition as she enters the social work field.

UCLA MSW Intern 
2023 - 2024

Florence Ho

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Florence Ho is a first-year graduate student at UCLA where she is working towards her Masters in Social Welfare. She chose this field because of its expansive curriculum that aims to cover different aspects of how interlocking systems of oppression affect marginalized populations every day. She has experience working with queer trans youth of color and wants to continue the work of learning how to best be of service to different communities in an impactful and soulful way. 

UCLA MSW Intern 
2022 - 2023

Austin Saephan

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Austin Saephan is a first-year Master in Social Welfare student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Austin chose to attend UCLA in order to gain a critical lens for addressing the systemic injustices oppressing vulnerable communities. As a future clinician, he aims to provide community mental health services to equity-seeking populations. In his free time, Austin enjoys watching sitcoms, spending time with friends, and going to the gym.

UCLA MSW Intern
2022 - 2023

Brandy Monae Brown

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Brandy Brown has always been drawn to education, counseling, and medicine. At UCLA, she is pursuing adual degree in social welfare and public health, which combines her passions and gives her insight into different intervention strategies across populations. Her goal is to have a multi-faceted program that addresses the needs of minoritized youth holistically. As a busy single mother, she has a tough time balancing school, motherhood, and her baking business as well as working as a birth doula and lactation educator. But she wants to make her daughter proud and loves to spend time any free time with her doing craft projects.

USC MSW Intern
2021 - 2022

Aaron Grijalva

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Aaron has recently started his MSW program at the University of Southern California and largely decided to continue his higher education there because he  was born and raised in Southern California. He chose the Social Work field because he knows it will offer him the best avenue to contribute his educational skills in meaningful and concrete ways.

UCLA MSW Intern
2021 - 2022

Micah Chase

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Micah Chase is working towards his Masters of Social Welfare at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he will be specializing in Mental Health and Aging. Micah chose UCLA because of the challenging curriculum, top-notch faculty, and incredible diverse student body that believes in improving the lives of vulnerable populations.

UCLA MSW Intern
2021 - 2022

Claire Amabile

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Claire Amabile is a dual Master of Social Welfare (MSW) and Master of Public Health (MPH) student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She chose UCLA because of its diverse student population, renowned research expertise, and faculty members that focus on violence prevention. Claire was drawn to social work because of its mission to serve vulnerable populations, and ultimately strives to utilize her social work experience to aid survivors of violence in their healing processes.

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