Winter Break schedule
During the Winter Break, our interns, Aletha and Octavia are offering meetings online via zoom or through email to best suit your convenience. We will also have virtual open office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon – 2 p.m. throughout the break, excluding the dates of Dec. 21, 2020 –Jan. 3, 2021. To set up an appointment, use the contact information below.
Diversity Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)
The mission of this new program is to promote student engagement through a social justice lens for underrepresented minority students. Our DEEP Interns from Binghamton University Department of Social Work provide underrepresented students with wrap-around services and support in our residential communities. This reciprocal learning model promotes academic success and student retention with a focus on improving student wellness, advancing intersectional equity and improving community cohesion.
The DEEP Program can:
- Assist residents with affirming and celebrating intersectional identities
- Assist residents with resolving roommate or interpersonal conflict arising out of bias or in general
- Meet with residents in distress or in need of assistance (i.e. adjustment to distance learning, COVID concerns, racial tension)
- Make AOD (alcohol and other drugs) referrals for residents experiencing alcohol or other substance abuse
- Connect residents with resources available on campus
- Work with residents and professional staff to effectively communicate issues and promote community wellness
DEEP referral form
Complete this form for yourself or for a student that you wish to seek services.
While I grew up in upstate New York I have been lucky enough to call Binghamton my home for the last 4 years. Binghamton has allowed me to experience diverse opportunities and individuals that allow me to better advocate for the community. For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the profession of social work and becoming an advocate for those whose voices are too often silenced. I hope to utilize this opportunity to continue working towards social justice for the students of our university and the Binghamton community.
Office hours: Tuesdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
I was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa. I immigrated to the United States as a refugee in 2004. For the last 17 years, I called Syracuse NY my home. As an aspiring social worker with three years of experience in the human services field, I have a strong ability to engage with people of diverse backgrounds and mental abilities. I love people who do not fit social expectations. Additionally, I love working for the vulnerable and oppressed population.
I was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. I have been a Syracuse resident for the last 9 years. I am passionate about working with individuals and groups to help them achieve their full potential or social functioning. In the future, I hope to serve young adults in a clinical setting.
Office hours: Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Syracuse, NY is my hometown. In my social work career, I hope to be a therapist, an educator, and an advocate. My goal is to increase the access and quality of mental health services, social services and producing culturally competent social work education. My career will focus on uplifting and advocacy for marginalized populations that experience racism, prejudice and discrimination.
Office hours: Mondays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
My hometown is Bronx, NY. I love advocating for minoritized communities and helping people who do not speak up for themselves. I hope to work with the immigration population in the future. I want to be different from the social workers I have met and make a change to the foster system in NYC.
Office hours: Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Assistant Director of Residential Life
Pronouns in use: she/her/hers
Ada Robinson-Perez, PhD, LMSW, CEAP
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
College of Community and Public Affairs
Student Affairs Divisional Diversity Officer