School of Social Work PhD Students Honored

Angela Guarin Aristizabal

Join us in congratulating three outstanding PhD students who have been recognized for their hard work.

Angela Guarin Aristizabal was awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Her research focuses on the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and families and relevant social policies. She will research the economic consequences of divorce and separation for women in Colombia. This work considers how government transfers affect pre- and post-separation economic wellbeing and seeks to inform policies intended to support separated women.


Emma Carpenter


Emma Carpenter received funding from the Emerging Scholars in Family Planning program from the Society of Family Planning for her proposal, “Understanding the Role of Sexual Identity in Shaping Pregnancy Intentions & Decisions: A Critical Step in Preventing Unintended Pregnancy Among Sexual Minority Women.”



Meghan Jenkins Morales


Meghan Jenkins Morales was chosen by the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) as a Fellow in the AGESW Gerontological Social Work Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program. This honor is made in recognition of her potential for the field of academic gerontological social work. She will attend the fall conference of the Gerontological Society of America in Boston in November and receive training with her cohort of fellows.