SocialWork@Simmons provides students multiple opportunities to connect in deep and meaningful ways with their peers and faculty. In addition to face-to-face live class sessions, SocialWork@Simmons students engage with members of the community through a variety of ways including participation in an array of student life, mentoring, and enrichment opportunities. Learn more:
Brian Prester was working as a flight instructor in pursuit of a career as an airline pilot when health issues forced him to re-evaluate his life and career goals. In doing so, he realized the call to social work. Brian decided to pursue a graduate degree in social work to gain the knowledge and skills necessary not only to become a helping professional, but also to become an effective social change agent.
We sat down with Simmons School of Social Work professor Kristie Thomas, PhD, MSW to discuss her work in the domestic violence space, her research, and her professional experiences. The following is a full transcript of our conversation.