Hi there! My name is Delaney (Laney) Collins, and I am a senior Social Work and Psychology major at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. I am working with the National Association of Social Workers- Wisconsin Chapter for my full-time internship this spring. I plan to hone my technical writing skills through researching legislative bills, the experiences of our members, and the future of the Social Work profession. I hope to attend graduate school next fall to pursue professional counseling and further my research in schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Intern Giselle Granados
My name is Giselle Granados, a student at Mount Mary University, and I will be interning with NASW for my senior year practicum. I am a mother to a beautiful, energetic baby boy named Gianni. I have been a student at Mount Mary University for over a year and love it! I was a transfer student from WCTC as a business major and switched my career path to social work. Throughout my 13 years in business, I have learned so much about myself, but most importantly that my most satisfaction came from helping people. After being inspired by my therapist, I decided to make a career change and I am glad I did. What I am looking to get out of my internship at NASW is to develop professional skills in areas such as social policies and advocacy that will support me to become a more knowledgeable social worker. I am looking forward to developing the skills to provide the NASW members with the information that will assist in guiding them with their professional growth as well. I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of a highly valued organization, enhancing professional growth and supporting leaders in the world of social change!”
Intern Brianna Grosskurth
Hi! My name is Brianna Grosskurth and I am interning at the National Association of Social Workers – WI during the Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021. I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point pursuing my Bachelor of Social Work and Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After graduation in May, I plan to further my education and obtain my MSW in forensic social work. Interning at NASW-WI will not only expand my knowledge on advocacy, policy, and lobbying but will also aid my future career in social work. I am excited to join NASW and gain experience doing a wide range of activities in a macro-level placement.
Intern Katie Kittleson
My name is Katie Kittleson. I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. I am inter- ested in macro social work and hope to work in public policy. I am passionate about LGBTQ rights, racial equality, and reproductive freedom. In my free time I love to read, knit, and spend time with my cat. I am most looking forward to participating in the Social Policy committee and getting the opportunity to see how a real political action committee makes its decisions.
Intern Anya Nailen
Anya is a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Masters of Social Work student with a passion for social welfare policy. In addition to interning with NASW-WI, Anya works for a non-profit organization providing ongoing Care Management services for individuals with disabilities. Anya’s after graduation plans are to continue pursuing a career in social welfare policy and (hopefully) teach in higher education. Anya lives in Milwaukee with her wife, two cats and dog.