The UW School of Social Work funds two Student Information Specialists (SIS), who are current MSW students that also serve as part-time student ambassadors with the School of Social Work admissions office. Prospective students are welcome and encouraged to reach out to an SIS (except over summer quarter, as SISs are not available mid-June to mid-September). They look forward to meeting you, and serve as a resource to answer your questions about specializations, classes, student life, housing, Seattle, the application process, funding, and more!

Name: Israt Audry (MSW candidate, 2021)
Pronouns: They / Them
Office location: School of Social Work, Room 023 (ground floor) 
Appointments: You can book an advising appointment with me here!

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY by way of Dhaka, BD

MSW specialization area: I am in the Clinical Social Work specialization and I chose it because my work experience prior to pursuing an MSW was organizing with immigrant and refugee working-class communities. I'm interested in exploring the intersections of movement building work and healing justice work, particularly looking at how systemic inequalities impact the health and well-being of my communities and ways we can organize + create healing opportunities for our people, including increased access to mental health care. I'm also interested in working in the medical field as a social worker to address the disparities that exist in healthcare access for socially and economically disadvantaged people. 

Alma mater: City University of New York - Hunter College, BA ’17 in Psychology and English Literature 

Favorite thing to do in Seattle: I like to go to for long walks, especially around Green Lake; hang out with some of my cohort mates turned close friends, and cook together!

Social issues I am passionate about: immigrant justice, gender justice, health care access, transformative justice, culturally relevant healing practices, youth empowerment, and prison abolition. 

MSW practicum site: Northwest Kidney Centers. Northwest Kidney Centers is a regional, not-for-profit community-based provider of kidney dialysis, public health education, and research into the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease.