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(JOY) (dee-ANN) (CHAD-wik). she/her. @joiultra

I earned a BA in sociology with a minor in music (instrumental) from Louisiana Tech University and an MA in communication and leadership from Gonzaga University. Currently, I’m attending Case Western Reserve working on master’s in social work. I live in one of the poorest congressional districts (on Osage/Caddo/Quapaw land) in the American occupation of Turtle Island, and I believe collective power can change our condition. So, I am now an MSW student graduating in August 2022 moving forward to critically intervene in reality and facilitate liberation from all forms of oppression.

I have had the growth opportunities of analyzing and developing policy, walking with clients through phases of engagement from assessment through termination, facilitating group therapies, conducting community assessments and gap analyses, co-designing a community organizing campaign plan, and using multiple methods to design and/or implement practice and program evaluations.

My (macro social work) practice now and in the future seeks to incorporate a blend of social science and arts to walk in solidarity with all oppressed people and help create clear pathways so people get the resources they need to live, thrive, and reclaim humanity. I will do this through:

  • Participatory and restorative methods to empower people who structures have excluded and placed at risk
  • Agency advocacy addressing program and intervention efficacy, accessibility, and accountability
  • Policy advocacy including organizing networks, building coalitions, legislative monitoring, public testimony, and alerting constituents and advocates

If you want to reach out, visit my contact page or follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @joiultra.

Degree-granting Education

MSWCase Western Reserve University
Concentration: Community Practice
for Social Change
(In progress)
MAGonzaga University
Communication and Leadership Studies
BALouisiana Tech University,
Sociology, Music minor

Experience & Service

Lincoln Nova Vital RecoverySocial Work Intern2020-2021
Joi Chadwick ConsultingCommunication and Leadership Consultant2017-2020
Ruston Daily LeaderCirculation Manager2016-2017
Circulation Assistant Manager2014-2016
Louisiana Methodist Children’s HomeAssistant Child Care Supervisor2010-2011
Child Care Specialist2009-2011

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