Alumni

News items about CalSWEC Alumni.

Listening to Their Stories, Misty Shasceen Taylor Helps to Heal and Protect Tribal Families

October 10, 2017
Like her mother, she became a Tribal social worker with the ICWA, before she even knew about her grandfather's tragic story

How Ian Yuan-Jian Bohannon Became a Mental Health Agent of Change

November 1, 2017
The MHSA Stipend grad has built a rewarding career and found joy in the challenges on the LA County DMH Psychiatric Mobile Response Team

Alumni Stories Archive

September 19, 2017
This archive page provides a link to past alumni stories.

Former Foster Youth and CYC All-Star Aida Chavez Finds 'If You Believe in Yourself, Anything Is Possible'

July 25, 2019
This veteran social worker, who found her calling at Fresno County DSS when she was just 19, recently added MSW to her list of achievements

Yoonie Pomper’s ‘Obsession’ with Families Leads to a Perfect Fit as Child Welfare Social Worker

March 11, 2019
This San Jose State alum continues to support the IV-E program—as a field instructor, panelist interviewing stipend applicants, and program advisory member

Latishia S. Irving Earned Her Career-Enhancing MSW While Working Full Time

December 3, 2018
Today as a supervisor, she enjoys giving back, serving her community, and being an agent of change

Rosie I. Hernandez Realizes Her Goal of Supporting Vulnerable Latino Communities

January 22, 2018
With both an MSW and a BA in social welfare and Chicano Studies, she is the Bilingual Senior Child Welfare Worker—Court Officer at Marin County Children and Family Services