I was in the sculpture and instillation program. A dual degree in psychology before I transferred to begin my path in Social Work. However for a brief moment my artistic self was at bay while I studied. It recently has come back through engaging with STEM research and environmental justice work in the form of infographics. The ability to conceptualize is critical but following my artistic intuition has led me further than I knew it would.

It seems I have inadvertently followed a path that led back to the one I started on, but I come back to the arts with a new intellectual knowledge base. Thank you for seeing that. In many ways what’s why I left, I needed more theory and grounding. I felt it strongly my first year at SMFA and it seems that the decision to leave and investigate into the scientific process Comes full circle as I Transcend back into my artist self. There is a newfound respect for my personal and professional self and with that I interject that Social Work is and will continue to be a professional path that brings about deep growth. We and our clients are impacted by the environment- the smallest shifts in the physical are variables to internal mental states. We support the environments of those around us.

Posted by:Gabrielle Francis Conrad-Amlicke, MSW @the_environmentalsocialworker

An attunement to social welfare focuses on the intersectionality of policies, gender, environmental, and systems. Critical thinker who can support programing project development and mass media/communication needs on local and global scales. Designing, analyze, and implement solutions grounded in evidence while considering client systems and structural dimensions and potential outcomes. My advocacy work transcends

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