Jasmine Chandler
Service Representative, Social Security Administration, Akron, Ohio

Jasmine Chandler MSSA, Class of 2009

Program: Two-Year Full-Time Program

Concentration: Community and Social Development

Specialization: Youth

Preferred Population: Youth

Why Social Work?

There are many ways to use a social work degree. As a social worker specializing in Community and Social Development, I am able to make an impact, though not necessarily on an individual level.


Hometown: Akron, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, B.A., Psychology and Spanish (2007)

Previous work experience: Bank teller

Life at MSASS

President, Black Student Association (BSA)

Favorite thing about Cleveland: The diversity. There is always something to do in Cleveland.

Favorite thing about campus: My favorite things about campus is being able to go to all the museums.

Field Placements

Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio; City of Cleveland Department of Community Development


Current Employment: Social Security Administration

Position: Service Representative

Nature of the work: Everybody in Social Security says “Social Security is not Social Work,” but it has more connections to social work than people realize. Social Security makes a significant impact in Cleveland – and across the U.S. – by providing benefits that allow survivors, elderly, and disabled individuals the ability to meet their needs.

Future plans: Youth and education are important to me. Eventually, I would like to start an organization that will provide supplemental and experiential learning programs for disadvantaged youth.

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