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Graduate Profile: Misha Z. Johnson 


Auburn, MA 


Master of Social Work  

Year of Degree Completion

May 2024  

Why did you select Anna Maria College as your graduate school?  

I attended Anna Maria College during my freshman year 2011 so I was familiar with the campus. Another main reason I decided on Anna Maria was because there was a financial incentive, , for the program at the time of selection which made education more accessible to me.  

What are your favorite things about the MSW program?  

Collaboration with other students and faculty. I also enjoy that Anna Maria’s program has a generalist focus. I feel as though this has broadened my understanding of the field to areas I never typically associated with Social Work.  

Where are you interning? 

I am interning at Open Sky Community Services. I am a part of a macro field placement which fits perfectly with my long-term goals.  

What do you hope to achieve in the future with your graduate degree? 

I would enjoy tackling larger systemic issues which hinder our ability as social workers to provide our individuals with access to the services they need to thrive as well as to live their life to the fullest. This field does good and meaningful work. Ideally, I want to be part of a ripple of change in the world. 

Where do you currently work and what do you enjoy about your career? 

I currently work at Open Sky Community Services, and I enjoy working with other like-minded folks who would like to better the lives of individuals served. I also enjoy the detail orientated nature of my job.  

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a social worker? 

The most rewarding aspect is that social workers can make meaningful impacts on populations that desperately need assistance. We can also advocate for them.  

What should prospective students know about Anna Maria’s MSW program? 

The MSW program itself is informative and helpful. It will certainly teach you about the general concepts. All the faculty of this program have been instructive and have a lot of combined knowledge to enhance learning as well as to provide different resources. The courses have a good balance if you are looking for a program that doesn’t specifically lean towards macro or clinical.