Meet two new members of the Manhattan Center team.

Manhattan Center School of Social Work welcomes two new members to its team.

Himalaya Rao-Potlapally, our new graduate assistant, is a student at Adelphi University attending the full time Masters in Social Work Program. She graduated from Binghamton University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and went on to work at various social service and business management agencies. Himalaya has had previous experience as Resident Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and a former Graduate Assistant on the Long Island campus. Himalaya is the current Graduate Assistant for the Social Work Department collaborating with multiple intercollegiate offices to bring quality programming and services to the commuter student population here at the Manhattan campus.

Ileana Fohr is the school’s new B.S.W. representative for the National Association of Social Workers.  Originally from Guatemala. she has worked with Safe Horizon’s Anti-Trafficking Program since 2001. She is pursuing her B.S.W. at Adelphi University. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Mental Health from LaGuardia Community College and a certificate from the International Trauma Studies Program at NYU.  Ileana believe that as social workers, we are key to meaningful system and policy changes to help disadvantaged populations become independent and lead better lives.

For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
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