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Jenna Powers, MSW

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Research Interests

Jenna Powers, MSW  is  the Researcher-in-Residence for the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work (Humphreys Institute). She works closely with the Humphreys Institute’s director, Tanya Rhodes Smith, and its Research Committee around program development and evaluation as it relates to promoting political social work. Other research interests include voter engagement, policy analysis, social and economic justice, bridging the micro/macro gap, and social work education. Jenna is dedicated to increasing social workers’ political impact through social work education that reflects the profession’s historical commitment to advocacy from within the political arena.


Jenna graduated from the University of New England (UNE) MSW program, where she focused on community organizing and program development with an emphasis on educating and empowering individuals to participate in the political arena. Upon graduating from UNE, Jenna co-founded the Maine Chapter of New Leaders Council (a non-partisan training program for emerging progressive leaders) and coordinated the Northern New England Campaign School, a replication of the Campaign School for Social Workers through the Humphreys Institute.



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Curriculum Vitae

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