(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.
|MSW||Case Western Reserve University|
Concentration: Community Practice
for Social Change
Communication and Leadership Studies
|BA||Louisiana Tech University,|
Sociology, Music minor
Experience & Service
|Lincoln Nova Vital Recovery||Social Work Intern||2020-2021|
|Joi Chadwick Consulting||Communication and Leadership Consultant||2017-2020|
|Ruston Daily Leader||Circulation Manager||2016-2017|
|Circulation Assistant Manager||2014-2016|
|Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home||Assistant Child Care Supervisor||2010-2011|
|Child Care Specialist||2009-2011|