Deirdra L. Robinson, BASW, MSW, CSW, PhD
Clinical Faculty, University of Kentucky, KY Program Manager, Appalachian Community Cancer Network
“When I went to school, I fell in love with my social work course.”
I knew I wanted to do something that helped people. I took a job working with communities that wanted to improve the health of their citizens, fell in love with it and haven’t looked back. I love being able to help a whole community work toward their own goals and improve so many lives at once!
As a teacher, it’s exciting when a student has a moment of understanding, a community project is successful, or when someone asks me to help because I am the “Social Worker.” It was especially rewarding when a professor was looking for a clinical faculty member to coordinate a program and called me, remembering my passion for education.
I tell my students all the time that the best reason to be a social worker is because we get paid to help people improve their lives and the world.