Student Advisory Committee

Established in 2023, the Group for the Advancement for Doctoral Education in Social Work Student Advisory Committee (SAC) consists of doctoral students from member institutions (PhD and DSW programs) serving a two-year appointment.
The purpose of the SAC is to encourage stronger student engagement with the organization and provide a mechanism for the Board of Directors to better understand student concerns through increased student voice and input into the organization’s activities.


Co-Chair: Alice Fischer, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (ending 2025)
Co-Chair: Javier Segovia, Our Lady of the Lake University (ending 2025)
Secretary: Amee Ramsey, Spalding University (ending 2025)
Christopher Essem Baidoo, Boston College (ending 2025)
Irene Routté, University of Michigan (ending 2025)
Kennesha Smith, Louisiana State University (ending 2025)
Quinn Hafen, Colorado State University (ending 2025)
Cherra Mathis,  Arizona State University (ending 2024)
Gabriela (Gaby) Mohr, University of Houston (ending 2024)
Durrell Washington, The University of Chicago (ending 2024)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tova Walsh, University of Wisconsin

How to Join

Calls for applications to join the SAB will occur every spring. Check back here for our next round of applications in 2024. Be sure to subscribe to our Email Updates to be the first to know!