Elena Woodard

LEND Trainee

Elena is in her second and final year of the UConn School of Social Work Master’s Program with a concentration in Individuals, Groups, and Families. She has worked in a number of high school and middle schools for the past three years, both as a social work intern and a Positive Youth Development Worker. In addition to LEND, this year she is in a residential setting for mothers who struggle with substance use. Based on her past experiences, she is interested in a career in social work that addresses the intersections of disabilities and substance use, mental health, race, and socioeconomic status.

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