Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work Student

Sana Salaam

Sana Salaam completed her BA degree in Social Work, May 2015 at Rutgers University- Newark.  As an undergraduate, she spent a summer doing two service learning projects in India.  The projects were Feminist Approach to Technology (F.A.T), focused on empowering young girls through S.T.E.M education and Salaam Baalak, an organization operating five, twenty-four hour children shelters.  Sana credits these experiences for enhancing her passion for child advocacy.

Sana finds solace in writing poetry. An interest she has been pursing since she was seven years old. Sana’s two favorite quotes of inspiration to live by are: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" - Mahatma Gandhi and “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."- Frederick Douglass.

Currently, Sana interns at a Youth Advocate Program.  After graduating this coming May with her MSW with future plans of becoming a Licensed Social Worker, she looks forward to employment in the school system or working in a nonprofit agency where she can continue her work of empowering at risk youth.