June Cleary is a Match Support Specialist who works with volunteers and youth at Big Brothers Big Sisters to offer strength-based, professional support and coaching to participants within the program. June is passionate about community organizing and macro social work and has been involved in student-led groups within Salisbury University. June finished her undergraduate degree at Salisbury University School of Social Work in 2020 with summa cum laude honors, a member of Phi Alpha honor society and awarded the BASW Outstanding Service Award. June will continue with her graduate studies at Salisbury University, where she will pursue a Master of Social Work degree at the University System of Maryland in Hagerstown satellite campus. June is also excited to serve as a social media ambassador for SU SSW as it will offer an opportunity to share her love for social work and the SU social work program.
Chloe Jones-Washington is a MSW student in the Salisbury University School of Social Work, where she graduated with her BASW in Spring 2019. Her undergraduate field placement was at Life Crisis Center and her graduate field placement was completed at SCOPE Alternative School, working one on one with students and leading group sessions on emotional social skill building. With plans to complete her graduate degree at the end of Fall 2020, Chloe will pursue her clinical license and work as a school social worker. With extensive knowledge of the School of Social Work since she has worked in the unit for over two years, Chloe serves as a social media ambassador. Chloe’s favorite social media platforms are Instagram and Snapchat. “Being a social media ambassador allows me to share my experience and activities that are going on campus, with students from Salisbury University and others that may follow me on social media and would like to know What it’s like being a social work student at SU.”
Maya Pierre is a pre-Social Work major undergraduate student, who will apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program in Fall 2020. During her time at SU, she participated in the Social Justice Living Learning Community and Vanity Modeling Club, which culminated in a fashion show in the spring. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, she plans to enter the MSW program. With her degree, she plans to work within the corrections system creating policies to make prisons directed towards rehabilitation, helping people reintegrate back into society, and ensuring that every person’s human rights are being met while incarcerated. She became interested in working with this population in high school when she learned how heavily the prison system impacts Black people and other underrepresented groups. Maya is committed to bringing about numerous changes in her community. In her free time, Maya likes to go to the beach. Her favorite social media platform is Twitter because information is shared in real time and she can stay in touch with what’s going on in the world.
Following her high school graduation from Parsons High School in southeast Kansas, Taylor Wright attended Independence Community College, where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in May 2017 on an athletic books and tuition scholarship. Relocating to Germany with her partner in 2018, Taylor enrolled at the University of Maryland Global Campus as a Social Science major and pursued a bachelor’s degree in social work at Salisbury University through the partnership program between UMGC and SU. In May 2020, Taylor received a bachelor's degree of Social Work from Salisbury University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. That same month, Taylor started graduate school as an Advanced Standing in the Master of Social Work program at Salisbury University, where she plans to complete a field placement in the Behavioral Health and Family Advocacy Clinic.
Linda K. Zelaya is an undergraduate social work student at Salisbury University who is set to graduate in 2021. Linda has worked as a mental health clinical assistant at Chesapeake Health Care in Princess Anne and Salisbury, MD. She is the president of the Social Workers for Racial Justice Club at Salisbury University, and she has secured an internship with the School of Social Work Diversity Committee helping to implement the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan for her senior year. Linda was awarded a Transfer Merit Scholarship, earned a place on the Dean's List every semester, and is the president of the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society. “Studying social work at SU has helped me strengthen my leadership skills, self-awareness, and passion for social justice. While getting more involved on campus, I have developed inspiring connections throughout the SU community.”