Jefferson Garcia is currently a Master of Social Work (MSW) student of the School of Social Welfare who is working on his MACRO Concentration studies. He is an active member of the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) RGSO. He is a South Bronx native who is also proud to be an EOP Graduate Student. His upbringing emphasized the importance of a strong foundation built on educational values and he continues to build upon this standard. He is determined to serve as an advocate empowered by compassion and to be a community builder who will share his passion to serve others.
Jefferson’s work experience from New York City and the Bronx reflects his advanced background in case management, counseling, program coordination, and strong client advocacy. He understands and excels in the concepts behind meeting people halfway—acknowledging a common ground is critical to cultivate an effective, positive, and sustainable community dynamic. He knows that real change can be created when we gather as a diverse voice with a common cause.
Jefferson looks forward to creating and maintaining the growth of the assembly through using a systems thinking approach. Through effective, assertive yet compassionate communication and collaboration, the Graduate Student Association will have a forward-thinking and highly-accessible assembly for the benefits and needs of the graduate student body.