We were pleased to hear from #NYUSilverAlum Ama Sika, MSW ‘22, who is now a School Social Worker at James Monroe High School in the Bronx.

Ama, who was previously a Medical Social Worker at Mount Sinai Hospital, noted “NYU Silver paved the way for me to excel in my social work career. My professors were strong pillars that constantly motivated and inspired me to grow and thrive in this field.”

In her current position, Ama provides services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families in order to maximize academic functioning. She also serves as a liaison between students, teachers, homes, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty. Moreover, she collaborates with the IEP Committees in determining eligibility.

Reflecting on her time at Silver, Ama said, “I am grateful to have met such amazing individuals. They continue to inspire me to become a better person and a well equipped social worker.”

Original post published on LinkedIn by NYU Silver School of Social Work.