Kessie is a University of Maine MSW student graduating in December 2022. Her focus in social work is on macro practice with an emphasis on research and policy. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine in 2013 in Cognitive/Biological Psychology. She interned as a care manager in graduate school, working with older adults and helping connect them with the services and resources they needed. Most recently, she has been interning with the National Association of Social Workers Maine Chapter, advocating for social workers in Maine in the legislative policy arena and in the NASW organizational structure. When she isn’t working, she is either tending her plants, playing the piano, or writing.