Ariel is a first-year graduate student pursuing the Master of Social Work program at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from SUNY New Paltz. Ariel was born and raised in Israel and subsequently raised on Long Island since the age of eight. As a dedicated wellness and social work intern, Ariel holds a profound passion for aiding individuals grappling with mental health challenges, anxiety and depression, and has a deeper specialization providing compassionate support to individuals navigating loss and grief. Her approach is anchored in the belief that everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental space to navigate their emotions and rekindle a sense of hope. With a foundation built on empathy and clinical insight, Ariel aspires to make a positive, enduring impact in the lives of those she serves.
Sam (she/her) is a first-year graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Silberman school of social work at Hunter College. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC with her bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in education. She is from Boston, MA and currently resides in Queens. Sam is interested in working with youth and young adults in underserved communities. She believes that cultivating productive and effective coping strategies for life’s challenges is the key to living an enriching, happy life. Her goal is to work with young people to develop the skills to do so. She loves baking, journaling and creatively named Spotify playlists.