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Careers: Hannah Pohly

"...The experience of studying in Honduras during college allowed me to get past the fear of speaking and enabled me to utilize Spanish in my role as a social worker..."

Alumna: Hannah Pohly, '05
Majors:
Interdisciplinary and Spanish
Current position:
Family Support Worker at Arbor Circle

I am working at Arbor Circle in a program known as Healthy Start. My role as a Family Support Worker includes child development education and case management with Spanish-speaking families. I do a lot of interpretation between my clients and DHS caseworkers, provide referrals to play groups and library story times, and provide transportation on occasion to doctor or WIC visits. I am working on my MSW at Western Michigan University here in GR meanwhile and enjoy spending time with friends/family and training for marathons in my "spare" time. 

The experience of studying in Honduras during college allowed me to get past the fear of speaking and enabled me to utilize Spanish in my role as a social worker. Also, Kurt VerBeek's third-world development class opened my eyes to understand the role of the U.S. in other countries and what it means to be a wealthy Christian. It has led to many good conversations, a renewed view on the intertwining of evangelism and service, and still inspires me to continue learning.

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