Meet Emanuel da Silva
by School's Out Washington | | Posted under
SOWA is excited to welcome Emanuel da Silva to our team for the next 6 months. He is our Master’s in Social Work practicum student and will be supporting our policy/advocacy, racial equity work and training. Learn a little more about Emanuel and join us in welcoming him to our team!
Where are you from?
I feel like I either give too much info or I’m not being completely honest when answering this question. I grew up in St. Louis. However, I was born in Namibia as a refugee. At the time my family was escaping a civil war in Angola, a former Portuguese colony, which is why I know the tiniest amount of Portuguese. We moved to the states when I was 6 years old. However, I’ve lived in Seattle for over 5 years.
What do you like to do on your own time?
I enjoy spending time with good friends, playing soccer, and finding/listening to new music. I’m an introvert so I value chill time punctuated with a little excitement here and there.
What brought you to SOWA?
I am a student at the University of Washington School of Social Work, and I am glad to have been placed here at SOWA to do my first year internship. I had been working in various positions at Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) which is an amazing agency, but felt the need to have an effect on a systems level. My interest in becoming an MSW was predicated on the hope of participating on the policy, advocacy, and the intermediary work that SOWA is a big part of. This feels like a great community of people and I am excited to learn as much as I can from this experience.
Tell us one thing that you are proud of?
I’m proud that I’m able to tap dance. Although I wish I was much better.
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