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Claribel Villa is smiling in front of a ad on a monitor reading, "SJU Grand Opening: Center for Inclusion and Diversity."

Claribel Villa '17


Sociology, Spanish

Outcome Opportunity:

Graduate/Professional School


Masters Student


School of Social Work of Boston College

Becoming a Leader on Hawk Hill

Claribel Villa was an ambassador for the Running Start program (an early move-in program for first year students of diverse backgrounds), member of the Latino Student Association executive board as publicist in her junior year and as co-president in her senior year, Ignatian College Connection (ICC) Scholar and member of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. She was also the recipient of the ICC scholarship which provides four years of full tuition.

What Inspired Your Career Aspirations?

“I decided to pursue a career in social work because of the experiences I have had with social workers through my youngest sister. My younger sister has had therapy sessions. I saw the impact the therapists had on my younger sister and the bond they shared. I knew I wanted to replicate that in the future as a social worker myself.”