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Fellows 2014-2015

Tonya Adams

Tonya Adams is a second year social work graduate student. Her concentration is health and mental health.  In 2013, Tonya graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with her Bachelor’s degree. She has great interest in military social work and has conducted research on the effects of ...read full profile >>

Anwer ul Azim

Anwer ul Azim is an international graduate student of Social work at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior coming to the USA he was working as an executive officer for a profit organization in Bangladesh. He has an extensive period of work experiences in sales, marketing, finance, accounting and human ...read full profile >>

Jasmine Bailey

Jasmine Bailey is from the South Suburbs of Chicago. She has obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. This spring she will receive her Master’s in Social Work. During her time at Southern Illinois ...read full profile >>

Nicole Bradley

Nicole Bradley graduated from Southern Illinois University with her Bachelors in Social Work, May 2014. She is a hard working student and does a lot of volunteer work. During her undergraduate senior year she interned at the Women's Center.She attends graduate school at Southern Illinois University, ...read full profile >>

Amanda Chahalis

Amanda Chahalis is a Masters of Social Work student who is specializing in School Social Work. Formerly an anthropologist, Amanda feels like she can connect with people from any background in any place. She has eight years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of ...read full profile >>

Jonetta Clark

Jonetta Clark's academic career began here at SIU  in 2008 and she  received her BSW in 2012. Since beginning her academic career she has worked and volunteered with children, adolescents, and older adults in the health and mental health field. During her undergraduate ...read full profile >>

Ashley Cramer

Ashley Cramer is finishing her last semester in obtaining her Master’s degree in social work. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and was employed with the Department of Corrections for four years. Currently, Ashley works as an adoption specialist at Caritas ...read full profile >>

Rhiana Draper

Rhiana Draper is 32 years old, married, and has a three- month old daughter.  She is in the MSW Advanced Standing Program. Draper is doing an internship with the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale and with Tri-County Special Education. She is also working towards a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior ...read full profile >>

Lindsey Ebers

Lindsey Ebers, a Southern Illinois native, obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University. It was during her undergraduate internship that she became knowledgeable of child welfare. Following her internship, she became a Child Welfare Specialist and worked with ...read full profile >>

Shelby Edwards

Shelby Edwards is from Richview, IL. She earned her bachelors degrees from Greenville College in social work and psychology. During her undergraduate she volunteered for a family helping them with their play therapy program for their son with autism. She also focused her studies on PTSD among the veteran ...read full profile >>

Amber Gregory

Amber Gregory, B.S. is currently completing her Masters degree in Social Work at Southern Illinois University. She is completing her internship at Perry County Counseling Center. As an intern she has facilitated the development and supervises the progress of an employment program for individuals with ...read full profile >>

Mark Hagene

Mark Hagene is a graduate student and a non-traditional student in the Master’s Degree in the Social Work program, Health/Mental Health Track at SIU Carbondale. He is currently interning at the Big Muddy River Correctional Center (BMRCC) Substance Abuse Therapeutic Treatment program located in Ina, ...read full profile >>

Perry Huff

Perry Huff Jr. is a second year MSW student with a focus in School Social Work. He received his bachelor’s degree in Urban & Public Affairs from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009, and obtained a Masters in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2011. ...read full profile >>

Nikole Justice

Nikole Justice received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mid-Continent University.  She is currently finishing her Master's degree in Social Work with emphasis in the health/mental health track. Nikole's research interests include homeless veterans and substance use disorders. ...read full profile >>

Sara McClusky

Sara McClusky is a graduate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Sara has since continued on and is currently working to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work within the Advanced Standing Master’s program ...read full profile >>

Carri Morris

Carri Morris graduated with her Associates degree from John A. Logan in 2009. She then went on to SIUC, where she received her BSW in 2012. After working for a year at the H Group, now Centerstone of Illinois, Carri Morris decided to pursue her Masters in Social Work. She was accepted into the Advance Standing ...read full profile >>

Sara Murphy

Sara Murphy

A native to Southern Illinois, Sara Murphy is a 2007 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in international relations and humanitarian aid issues. Sara was recognized as an outstanding American college student ...read full profile >>

Samantha Musolf

Samantha Musolf is a part of the Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship. She earned my Bachelor of Social Work and Minor in Spanish in May 2014 from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Musolf's year-long field practicum was with the federally funded Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program at Bethany ...read full profile >>

Lauren Prusa

Lauren Prusa obtained a Bachelors of Science in Social Work in the Fall of 2013 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is currently working to obtain my Masters of Social Work within the advance standing program; her concentration being within ...read full profile >>

Keith Riddle

Keith Riddle


Keith began his college career in 2003 at Southern Illinois University and completed a BA in Sociology in 2007. In addition to his academics, he also served as chapter president of his fraternity, Phi Bets Sigma Fraternity, for several years.  After graduation he enlisted into the United States Army, ...read full profile >>

Lauren Tarbet

Lauren Tarbet is in her second year of the Masters of Social Work (MSW) program at Southern Illinois University.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Utah University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.  In addition to her academic training, Lauren has worked as a Treatment ...read full profile >>

Carol Valladares

Carol Valladares came to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale after seventeen years of service in the Crisis Therapy field.  While employed at various agencies throughout the seventeen years as a Crisis Therapist, she Supervised and Trained individuals to possess those same skills needed to ...read full profile >>

Shannon Wise

Shannon Wise is a mother of three children and was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She worked with flood victims of Southern Illinois for Shawnee Alliance for Seniors and with Lutheran Child and Family Services in the therapeutic foster care program. Shannon enjoys working with children and ...read full profile >>