Jenifer Herrera, GSS ’25, is a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) student at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She also serves as a student ambassador for the program. Watch the video of this interview here.
Why do you want to be a social worker?
I want to be a social worker because I have this natural empathetic thing about me. I always tend to help everyone. I always put someone before myself. All my life, I’ve been doing case management, social work type jobs, so I figured it’s finally time to go for my M.S.W.
Why did you choose Fordham?
Well, I’m always hanging around Fordham, and it was a school I’ve always wanted to go to. It’s a prestigious school that likes to give back to its community, and I usually go to their community events by Rose Hill, so I figured, why not Fordham?
Why did you want to be a student ambassador?
I feel like I came in an untraditional route. This is my second master’s, and I know people that came to Fordham, so I always learned a lot about Fordham as opposed to being an outsider. So, I decided to be the insider. I wanted to give other people these resources that I received while I was coming in, because it’s not an easy choice to make, but I figured it’s the best choice I made and I want to show other students that this is a great choice, too.