Meet the Social Work Alumnae

Corinna Martinez 14 St Joseph Probate Court Juvenile Division

Corinna Martinez '14, St. Joseph Probate Court Juvenile Division

I believe in advocating for people who cannot stand up for themselves. I believe in social and economic justice for everyone. Saint Mary’s has helped me see my passion for helping others. I like to see how my impact can change a person’s life or it can simply make them smile. Social work allows an interaction with different people on a daily basis.

Jordan Fiegen 13 Southfield Village

Jordan Fiegen '13, Southfield Village

I have the strong desire to become a social worker to have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives.  Within social work, I can make that difference in a supportive and caring way.  The skills I have gained throughout my life place me believing that social work is the right career for me.  My passion towards people leaves me striving to help solve their problems, deal with their stressors, and ensure they live their lives as all people should.  Ultimately, I am striving to become a clinical social worker.  I have been around medical aspects my entire life and I know this is what is right for me.

Anne Zimnicki 13 REAL Services

Anne Zimnicki '13, REAL Services

Social work was not my initial choice of study and profession. After leaving nursing, which did not excite me, I found that the social worker program is aligned with what I had been striving to accomplish in my life. This area of study is much more than a career path. I believe it is my calling. In the world today there is a need to improve the overall functioning and well-being of all people. I have a special ambition for helping the aged, marginalized and vulnerable.

There is a reading from the bible that has a special meaning to me and I like to reflect. It reads, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." The dignity and worth of individuals is a key Catholic social justice teaching where every person deserves value and respect. Social Work takes to heart Jesus’ teachings and life model of service, humility, compassion, mercy, and love for humanity in a real and active way.