Vanessa Chairez is a second year social work graduate student with a concentration in school social work certificate program. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from Roosevelt University in May 2014.
Chairez is currently interning at Tri-County Special Education working with students at Du Quoin Elementary School and Dewey Cottage. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue her work with students to help them process and overcome the trauma they have faced so they are able to succeed in school and move forward with their future. She is honored to be part of the fellowship and is thrilled to learn about trauma care.