2019 Global Practice Cohort

From left, standing: Field Advisor Lyndsey McMahan, Carolyn Hall, Jack Wickham, Abigail Maristela, Hannah Mawhorter, Eduardo Yespica Mendoza, and Associate Professor, Chair of Global Practice, and Assistant Dean for Global Programs Thomas Crea. Seated: John Drollinger, Natalia Evens De Menezes, and Yojin Higashibaba.

International field placements are at the core of the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) MSW Global Practice field of practice. Six current students share snapshots of their experiences in wide-ranging locations—from Africa to Europe to South America.


Natalia Evens De Menezes, MSW ’19

Field Placement: Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA), Kigali, Rwanda


Carolyn Hall, MSW ’19

Field Placement: Education and Use Team, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Quetzaltenango, Guatemala


Abigail Maristela, MSW ’19

Field Placement: International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), European Region, Brussels, Belgium


Hannah Mawhorter, MSW ’19

Field Placement: Action for Protection & Integration of Migrants in Africa (APIMA), Catholic Relief Services, Dakar, Senegal


Eduardo Yespica Mendoza, MSW ’19

Field Placement: Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, The Jesuit Curia, Rome, Italy


Jack Wickham, MSW ’19

Field Placement: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Rome, Italy