Elisa Pierce, Intern
I have a strong compassion for women’s health needs and recognize that women often struggle to get the necessary support through primary care. Need for support doesn’t always equate to actual support, and through education and advocacy I work toward removing barriers to women’s health needs. My focus is on women’s health including reproductive rights, grief and loss, infertility, sexual abuse, and trauma. I have compassion towards women’s health needs as I consider myself a survivor. I consider it a privilege to support other women on their journey through growth and healing.
I am currently Masters of Social Work student at the University of Utah. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Accounting Information Systems and have been working for the last 16 years as a non-profit accountant which is where I developed a passion for advocacy. I have spent time volunteering at The Christmas Box House and working as a grief group coordinator at The Sharing Place. I currently serve as the student representative on board of the National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of Social Workers – Board Member
Women’s Health Certificate – University of Utah
Elise Kasteler Hutchings Award for Leadership in the National Association of Social Workers
University of Utah, MSW, Health Concentration
Former Volunteer – Christmas Box House
Former Greif Group Coordinator – The Sharing Place
Establishment of first Spanish Speaking Grief Group – The Sharing Place
National Association of Social Workers
Phi Kappa Phi – Honor Society