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Meet your new 2013-2014 SOWSA officers!

Analilia Jimenez is a junior in the BSW program. She has been working with victims of domestic abuse for the past three years and is currently working as a victim advocate at a local shelter. This work has fueled her passion for helping others and to continue working toward her education goals. In addition, Ana has completed an International Social Work study abroad program which has expanded her view of Social Work. She is honored to be the President of SOWSA and to get our Social Work student?s excited about community involvement this 2013-2014 academic year!

Julia Jackson is full time Masters of Social Work student who will graduate May 2014. Julia has had the privilege to work with victims of domestic abuse and kids aging out of foster care. Julia is currently working within the field of substance abuse. In the future, Julia plans to expand her professional career by becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a private practice focused on relationship and family counseling. In addition to this goal, Julia aspires to rewrite many of our nation?s policies with a specific focus on the state of our homeless children and children in foster care. Julia is excited and honored to serve as the Vice President of SOWSA for the 2013-2014 school year.

Juliana Santos is a senior graduating in August 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Post-graduation, Juliana will be traveling to Africa to do a one month volunteer program. After completion of the program, she will return and prepare for a Master?s Degree at the University of Central Florida for school counseling. ?The reason why I chose the profession of social work is because I have a passion to help people and a compassion for people and my goal is to make a difference in not only one life but many.? Juliana is the secretary of SOWSA.

Ryan Mauthe is a full time student in the BSW program. Ryan is the treasurer for SOWSA. Ryan currently works in the field of substance abuse and additions but is interested in working with a wide range of clients and mental health issues. He plans to go on to the Advanced Standing Master?s Program after completing his BSW.

A message from the 2013-2014 SOWSA Officers

SOWSA is the Social Work Student Association at Florida Atlantic University. SOWSA provides support to our peers in the Social Work program at FAU. We strive to present opportunities to Social Work students that foster the advancement of academic and professional development. As such, we will host a series of professional workshops, social events, and service events in the upcoming months to support our mission. Please join us in our efforts to make out community a better place!! For membership please email FAUSOWSA@gmail.com.


Mission Statements

SOWSA is dedicated to:

  • Furthering academic excellence within the BSW and MSW program of the FAU School of Social Work,
  • Giving social support to the undergraduate and graduate social work student body,
  • Promoting the NASW Code of Ethics by example,
  • Increasing the understanding of the Social Work profession as well as promoting a positive image of Social Work as a profession, and
  • Providing members with a forum to foster advocacy for social change at university and community levels.



Florida Atlantic University, School of Social Work, Bldg. 44, Room SO 303, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, FAUSOWSA@gmail.com

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