MSW Student Adya Lindo Plans to Combine Practice and Research


Adya Lindo ’15MSW had completed her undergraduate degree and was trying to decide whether to focus on social work or psychology as part of her path to eventually becoming a doctor. “I went to see a therapist with my older brother and she happened to be a social worker,” Lindo says. “I was asking her questions and after that, I knew I was going to be a social worker.”

As she completes the┬áMaster of Social Work degree (MSW) program at Wheelock College, she says her ultimate goal is to set up her own practice and to get her doctorate in grief counseling. “There’s so much research that needs to be done, especially with minorities,” she says. “I plan to be one of those people writing about that additional research and letting everyone know why it’s important.”

Social Work at Wheelock College

If you work for or aspire to work for a social service agency, a community health or education setting, or an advocacy organization and are committed to effecting change in the social conditions and well-being of diverse groups of children and families, Wheelock’s┬áhuman rights and justice-based social work graduate program can help you achieve your professional goals.

Our Master of Social Work program’s approach is family-centered, community-based, and grounded in partnerships with community providers. You will be prepared to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through direct practice, policy, and research.

Learn more about Wheelock College’s Graduate Social Work Programs.