Dianet Nieves-Seguí is a graduate student at the school of Social Work with a concentration in Policy Practice and a focused area Puerto Rican/Latin@ Studies Project and Human Rights certificate. Dianet is also participating in the inter-professional project, GOTCare a collaboration with UConn and Middlesex Hospital. Mrs. Nieves-Seguí earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University in Social Work with a minor in Sociology.
Naomi Reid is a graduate student attending the School of Social Work with a concentration in Administration. Naomi previously earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. Naomi’s interest includes advocating for and enhancing the overall quality of life for individuals with disabilities and she was awarded the opportunity to conduct research on the Special Education System in Puerto Rico with the SSW. She is also extremely passionate about alleviating the oppression and systemic barriers placed upon Latin@ and African American communities as well as working with children & families in the child welfare system.
Naomi is currently completing her field work at the Department of Children & Families and is a student employee for the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies Project.
Jasmine Rosado is an MSW student with a concentration in Policy Practice and a Focused Area of Study in Puerto Rican/Latin@ Studies. Her interests include advocating for the improvement of the quality of life of marginalized and stigmatized populations in Connecticut. Currently, Jasmine is an intern at the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies Project and works for the Department of Social Services. Upon earning her Master of Social Work degree, she will focus on the advancement and empowerment of women, as well as to engage in opportunities to promote the education and wellbeing of those who are vulnerable or oppressed.