Isabel Meza is a Master Social Work Student at UNR and an Intern for SEI.

I entered the field of social services/ nonprofits 10 years ago as a youth advocate at Tahoe youth and family services in Gardnerville. Some of my earliest work was with prevention outreach and working with at risk youth in schools by running life skills groups and working with at risk youth in our drop-in center. I later worked at Western Nevada college as a Navigator and ELL instructor in their Adult College and Career Readiness Program. This work led me to focus on understanding limitations and gaps in resources for adult ed students which motivated a career as a case manager at Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health. At Carson Tahoe, I worked in their First Episode Psychosis program as a supported employment and education case manager and a case manager for Mallory Crisis Center. I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2019 at University of Nevada Reno and will graduate with a Master’s in Social Work in May 2023 at University of Nevada Reno.