Volume 6 (2015)

Megan Mary Boyle is a second year clinical student specializing in health and mental health. She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminology and psychology from Stonehill College in 2011. Prior to coming to Silberman, she completed a year of service working working at a women’s center in North Carolina and teaching sexual education to seventh grade girls. After that, she worked as a Victim Advocate at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. She is interested in working in trauma, and with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Nadine P. Kedrus is a second year clinical student with a specialization in aging. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from Dickinson College in 2007, with a minor in Judaic studies. In addition to her various volunteer experience both stateside and abroad, prior to the commencement of her studies, Nadine worked for a number of years in the non for profit sector and completed an MSc in Gerontology ( Research) in the UK. Upon completion of her MSW, Nadine would like to pursue a career advocating for the aging population on an international front.

Michael G. Lydon is a second year clinical student specializing in health and mental health. He earned his B.A. (with departmental honors) in philosophy from Queens College in 2006, with a minor in psychology, and is a member of the Psychological Honors Society. Michael worked for a startup social venture for eight years before coming to Silberman, while also volunteering and teaching in the nonprofit sector (which he still does) in the area of spiritual studies. Michael is also one of the co-founders and vice president of the Mind-body Practice Group at Silberman. His interests lie in incorporating transformative mind-body interventions into social work practice.

Volume 5 (2014)

Sheffield Hall McCann is a second year clinical student specializing in health and mental health. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Marlboro College in 2008. Her areas of interest include clinical work with adolescents and policy and advocacy work in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

Marie Kerrin is a Community Organizing, Planning, and Development student in the Global Field of Practice with a sub-concentration in Policy. After receiving her B.A. in English Literature from Loyola University Chicago, Marie worked in immigration law before completing two years of Peace Corps service in Cameroon.

Volume 4 (2013)

Irina Gillett is graduating in 2013 with an MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families with a Health and Mental Health practice specialization. She holds a Magna Cum Laude BA in philosophy from Barnard College, Columbia University. Irina recently concluded her internship at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health¡¯s outpatient clinic, the Center for Adult Psychotherapy, where she conducted psychotherapy with adults who struggle with mental illnesses that are often complicated by addictions, medical problems, and multiple environmental stressors and where she founded and co-facilitated a weekly women¡¯s group.

Meredith Marin holds a BA in philosophy from NYU and is a 2013 graduate of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She recently concluded her internship at Albert Einstein Medical College’s Center for Babies, Toddlers, and Families, where she provided trauma-focused child-parent psychotherapy. While at Silberman, Meredith founded the Youth Leadership Program, a program for high school students in East Harlem focused on anti-oppressive community organizing around health justice.

Sarah Miles Smiley is graduating in 2013 with an MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Her method of practice is Community Organizing, Planning, and Development with a specialization in policy. She holds a B.A. in History from New York University. While at Silberman, Sarah served as an officer in the Global Social Work Alliance. Sarah recently concluded her internship at CAUSE-NY, the intergroup relations division of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Volume 3 (2012)

Rachel Fine was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She studied Theater and Math at Oberlin College before moving out to NYC in 2007. Rachel is graduating with her MSW in May 2012 with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning and Development, specifically related to children, youth and families. Rachel lives in Brooklyn with her fianc¨¦e, Gervaise, and their cat, Munson. She can be reached at rachelefine@gmail.com.

Justin Grotelueschen grew up in rural Nebraska and is now slated to receive his MSW from the Silberman School in May 2012. Following graduation he will begin his social work career with an independent study project through CUNY York College in the country of Moldova. Prior to coming to Hunter he worked as a Web entrepreneur, arts administrator, and radio, print, and photo journalist. He earned a BS in both journalism and agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a MS in management from Marlboro College in Brattleboro, VT. He can be reached at justing@gmail.com.

Ered Massie is a graduate of Tulane University, where she studied Psychology and Business, and Pace University, where she received a Master¡¯s in Elementary Education. She is graduating with her MSW in May 2012 specializing in Health and Mental Health Practice with children, youth, and families. Following graduation, she will be pursuing post-graduate studies at Ackerman Institute for the Family and is particularly interested in working with families impacted by chronic illness or disability. Ered can be reached at eredmassie@yahoo.com.

Jill Nawrocki is a second-year graduate student at Silberman School of Social Work. She is studying clinical work with individuals and families with a concentration in the Global Field of Practice. Over the past two years, Jill has worked in the New York City Public Schools, where she has developed a keen understanding of urban education and applied object relations theory to create secure attachment for students suffering from trauma. Jill served as a research assistant to Martha Bragin while studying at Hunter College. Prior to school, she worked as a journalist and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, Africa.

Volume 2 (2011)

Dana Kragh is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she majored in Psychology, and a 2011 graduate of HCSSW. Dana specializes in gerontology, with a specific focus on helping older adults age in place comfortably and purposefully. Ms. Kragh can be reached at dkragh1@gmail.com.

Cameron Brown is a graduate of NYU, where she majored in Journalism and Art History. She received a Masters in Teaching from Pace University. For her second-year placement, she participated in the Child Trauma Program and worked in clinical counseling with youth and their families at the Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Counseling Center. She can be reached at csb241@nyu.edu.

Volume 1 (2010)

David Katzenstein is a graduate of Touro College, where he majored in Psychology, and a graduate of Yeshiva Chaim Berlin Rabbinical University, where he obtained a degree in Talmudic Law. He is the founder of a project in the Orthodox Jewish community of Brooklyn which assists newlyweds. For his first year placement, he worked with families involved in ACS court cases, providing crisis counseling and advocacy at the Brooklyn Family Defense Project. For his second year placement, he worked at St. Vincent¡¯s outpatient psychiatry clinic as well as the Walk©\in clinic, providing evaluations and diagnoses, and individual psychotherapy to children, adults, and couples. His major method at HCSSW is Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families. Mr. Katzenstein can be reached at davidkatzen21@yahoo.com.

Hal Pollack is a graduate of Brandeis University, where he majored in English and Creative Writing. Prior to HCSSW he joined the New York City Teaching Fellows, working as special education teacher at Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn and earning a Masters in Teaching at Pace University. For his first©\year placement he provided supportive counseling for homebound elderly clients in Brooklyn through the Mapleton Midwood Geriatric Service. For his second©\year placement he worked at the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES) at St. Luke¡¯s©\Roosevelt Hospital, providing therapy and case management services for adolescents with psychiatric and substance©\related diagnoses. His major method at HCSSW is Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families. Mr. Pollack can be reached at hpollack@hunter.cuny.edu.

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