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Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Ogden, UT

Why did you choose to pursue an MSW degree?
Studying social work has always been a clear choice for me! It is the profession that I feel best aligns with my talents and highest priorities. I have a great love for people that are vulnerable, outcast, and oppressed. I got a BSW, so completing a master's program was the next logical step. I love social work and learning the skills to help relieve suffering where it is most needed.

What are your thoughts on BYU's focus on a spiritually strengthening educational experience?
I appreciate being able to study social work from a gospel perspective. I consider my growth as a social worker to be deeply connected with my spirituality. I feel that the gospel focus in the social work program has taught me that facilitating healing and progression for individuals who are wounded and struggling is a privilege that should be reverenced, and to acknowledge Christ as the ultimate Healer.

What are your thought on the family experience at BYU?
I have enjoyed being part of a cohort of such loving and powerful people. Although we are very different we are united by our desires to serve. Getting to know and becoming close to my classmates has been an incredible experience.

Why did you choose BYU's Social Work program?
BYU has a fantastic clinical program and excellent professors with significant clinical experience.

What are your career goals?
After I graduate, I am excited to get to work! I have an affinity for Hispanic clients, especially those who are marginalized here in the U.S, and I love to work with monolingual (Spanish-speaking) clients. Some of my interests are gang prevention, domestic violence, helping women leave prostitution, and child welfare. I would love to do international social work and be involved with NGOs for street children and orphans. I love the versatility of social work!