Janay (she/ella/her) is a 3rd year dual degree graduate student at the Silberman School of Social Work and Union Theological Seminary pursuing her Masters in Social Work alongside her Masters of Divinity. She graduated with her BA in Judaic Studies/Anthropology from The City College of New York, CUNY. She is from Washington Heights, and currently resides in Astoria, Queens. Her clinical interests are in mental health from a decolonial perspective alongside our intersectional identities and how spirituality/religion play a role in our holistic health journeys and stories of resilience we tell of ourselves and of our collective communities. She loves history, storytelling, and any chance to go hiking/camping.
Ravana is a first year graduate student pursuing her masters degree in social work at Silberman school of social work at Hunter College. She is also a graduate of queens college with her bachelors in sociology. She was born and raised in Queens, New York where she found her love for social work because of the melting pot of cultures that surrounded her. Ravana is interested in working with young adults in underserved communities. She works in hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in communities of color. She believes that your mind is your first temple and it is important we serve our internal mental health as much as our physical external health. Ravana also enjoys creativity in all its forms. She loves poetry, and, literature and has a deep appreciation for expression through art. Ravana’s core values include transparency, compassion and integrity.