Social Work Abroad Program (SWAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing international learning opportunities for US-based social work students.

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Tasha Willis, Ed.D, MSW

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Tasha Y. Willis graduated with a bachelors in International Studies (Kenyon College); a master’s in social service administration (University of Chicago) and her doctorate in Education and Leadership (CSU, Long Beach).  Her dissertation research used an intersectional lens to explore racial and gender micro-aggressions experienced by female African American community college students who studied abroad.  She has worked in public education on social justice issues; with youth, communities and workplaces on human relations issues and institutional oppression; and in social work field education assisting students in applying theory in their internships.  She is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at CSU,Los Angeles. Tasha’s research agenda includes international social work education, intercultural communication/intergroup dialogue, personal and professional identity development, and educational equity and access issues.  Her personal agenda includes raising her self and her son to be global citizens in pursuit of well-being, equity and peace for all (with equal parts joy, laughter, and music!).