Anissa Is a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Work, and a Teaching Assistant for SOCW 300 ( Diversity: identities and Issues in Social Work)
I am interested in policy interventions that are geared towards women rights and alleviating poverty among women and young girls, poverty in general and international social work.
My research has focused on access to public benefits by minority groups and immigrants, simulation as a learning tool to promote social work ethics and values. I am currently working towards my thesis proposal which focuses on unhealthy sexual relationships between young women and older men known as The Blesser/Slay Queen Relationships. I am looking at the drive for these relationships which primarily includes but is not limited to poverty and the quest for materialistic social media lifestyles which leave young women vulnerable to violence and mental and physical health sequelae.
BA in Arts Humanities from the University of Malawi; Chancellor College with a focus in English, Classics, and Psychology.
MA in Social Work from Michigan State University with a focus in Organizational Leadership
Certification in Community Engagement from Michigan State University
Awards and Honors
Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Class of 2017
Social Work 300
Additional Campus Affiliations
Current International Student Chair for DSWA
2019-2020: Media and Outreach Co-Chair for DSWA