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.

Professional Experiences

  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers

  • Phi Kappa Phi – Honor Society

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