Meet our Alumni

We have over 11,000 alumni around the world who are using their Pitt Social Work degrees to do work in traditional and non-traditional fields. A social work degree can open a world of career possibilities. Click on the names below to hear our alumni talk about why they are happy they came to the University of Pittsburgh!

Katie Zeak

Year of graduation: 2012
Job title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Organization: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital E.R.

Ombrea Askew

Year of graduation: 2017
Job title: HUD-VASH Social Worker
Organization: Veteran's Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Robyn Markowitz Lawler

Year of graduation: 2010
Job title: Assistant Director
Organization: Penn State Hillel

Julius Boatwright

Year of graduation: 2011
Job title: Founder, CEO
Organization: Steel Smiling

Monica Ruiz

Year of graduation: 2017
Job title: Executive Director
Organization: Casa San José

Molly Allwein

Year of graduation: 2011
Job title: Director of Continuing and Professional Education
Organization: University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

Heath Johnson

Year of graduation: MSW (2010) and PhD (2018)
Job title: Crime Analysis Coordinator
Organization: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Crime Analysis Unit

Aliya Durham

Year of graduation: 2002
Job title: Director of Community Engagement and Assistant Professor
Organization: University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work