For Recent Grad Haley Ingersoll (MSW ’20), “Social Workers Can Do It All.” 

Haley in front of a brick stairwell, wearing a tan blazer, black dress, and glasses.
Haley Ingersoll

While most of the school’s alums move into traditional social work careers following graduation, Haley Ingersoll found that her education and experience is useful in different venues. Haley valued her education at the school explaining, “My fieldwork faculty Ron Chance and Laura Dresser had a profound impact on me and my social work career.”

Only a few years post-graduation, she explains, she’s “dabbled in different sectors” and found that she uses her skills regularly in these settings. Currently, Haley is the Program Manager for Field Day, a co-working space and café near Pittsburgh, PA. There, she explains, “Each day I leverage my social work experience to manage relationships, develop programming that promotes social health, and bring the greater Lawrenceville community together. This year, I received a microgrant to develop my own programming for new ‘transplants’ to the Pittsburgh Region. I am excited to see how it develops and hope that it grows into something with broad-reaching impact.”

If you’re an alum who is using your social work education and skills in less traditional areas, we’d love to hear about your experiences. Please email to share those.