Andrea Hess, MSSA, MNO

Assistant Director of Admissions
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Andrea holds a Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) degree with a concentration in Community Practice for Social Change and a Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) degree from the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to her time at the Mandel School, Andrea received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) degree from Saint Louis University while working in placement stabilization for children in the foster care system and in residential treatment for teenagers experiencing self-injurious behaviors.

As the Assistant Director of Admissions, Andrea utilizes her knowledge of the field and personal experiences within the Mandel School to assist students in the graduate school search. Her best piece of advice when starting the graduate school search? Visit the schools you are considering and visualize yourself in their community. Talk with faculty and current students, consider all of the resources available to you through university partnerships, and advocate for the path that speaks to your professional calling. There are numerous colleges and universities that can provide the curriculum to support social work licensure eligibility, but finding the institution which will foster your professional and personal growth will make all of the difference for your future career as a social work leader.