Student Spotlight: Amilia James

Program: MSSA, 1st Year Full Time, Adult Mental Health

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Why social work? “I’ve wanted to be a trauma therapist for years, and social work seemed the best way to pursue my dream. I love that the social work degree is super hands on and practical, and I love the emphasis the profession puts on caring for the whole person and community.”

Favorite thing about Cleveland? “One of my favorite study spots has become Phoenix Coffee in Coventry. I also love the pancakes at the Inn on Coventry and Mitchell’s ice cream! I’m a total foodie so exploring places to eat is a priority whenever I move somewhere new.”

Fun Fact: “While Nashville is my hometown now, I’ve lived all over. I was actually born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived there until I was 7 years old!”