Miami University senior Maggie Botts was elected to the statewide Board of Directors of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Maggie will serve as the representative for undergraduate social work students across Ohio in this role. She will work alongside professionals in the field to help develop the agenda for the organization which includes legislative policy, professional standards, continuing education programs, an annual statewide conference, membership concerns, and budget oversight. She is also a student representative for Region 6 (southwestern Ohio).
Maggie is a senior in the Social Work Program at the College of Education, Health and Society. This year, she will also be completing her internship in the Over-the-Rhine Residency Program. Her desire to pursue Social Work stemmed from her passion to do what she can to make the world a more equal place. Maggie’s goal is to advocate for the injustices that she comes across as well as develop her own nonprofit for grieving children after graduation in 2016.
“Maggie is a shining example of the rippling effects of social work and the diversity of roles that social workers have in our society” commented Terri Spahr Nelson, Director of the Undergraduate Social Work Program. “She is making a difference here at Miami, in our greater community, and now on a statewide level. We are proud of the work she is doing and honored that she will be representing Miami University,” Spahr Nelson added.