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Grace Barkho

Ramapo Success Story

“Working at Care Plus NJ has given me a rich experience and inspired me to pursue my MSW. Ramapo College has provided me with small class sizes, experienced faculty, and a priceless education. I feel that I have gained the educational and experiential foundation I need in order to further my career and to ‘be the change.’ My internship placement this year is through CarePlus NJ School-Based Services, and Ramapo has provided me a valuable connection.” – Grace Barkho ’19 graduated with her Master of Social Work Program at Ramapo College.

She is currently working as a Program Assistant in Visitation Services as well as working at Adoption House for CarePlus NJ, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As a Program Assistant, Grace monitors interactions between foster children and their biological parents to facilitate permanency planning for the children, documents interactions, and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings with service providers and team members. Grace plans on becoming a Licensed Social Worker in the field of children and family services.

At Ramapo, Grace maintained a 4.0 GPA in the MSW Program, was the Graduate Assistant for the Social Work Learning Lab, and was a recipient of the Roukema Center for International Education (RCIE) Study Abroad Scholarship. Grace participated in the Ramapo College – Portugal: Addressing Substance Use Disorders (MSW) in Spring 2019. She received her undergraduate education from William Paterson University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Health Studies.

Ramapo College – Portugal: Addressing Substance Use Disorders (MSW) – Spring 2019