Elsie Silva

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MSW ’16, International Practice Pathway Fellow

After graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Management and Chicano Studies, Elsie went on to serve two years for AmeriCorps in the Coachella Valley. During her service in AmeriCorps, she worked with kindergarten through third grade students on reading fluency and taught science in the afterschool program. Currently, she is finishing up my first year as an MSW student with a concentration on Geriatric Social Work. Her first year placement was at Olive View Medical Center, and she will be placed at the VA next year, working within the Adult Day Care Program. Upon graduating from UCLA, she hopes to continue her work in the Geriatric field, but also hopes to work with various underrepresented populations in order to continue fighting for social justice.