Student Spotlight: Daniel’s Story

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Is Social Work in Your DNA?

Social work is more than a belief in yourself.
It’s a belief in others.

Daniel Deisher, a 30-year-old social worker from Dayton, Ohio, learned that philosophy firsthand from his mother, who dedicated four decades to nursing and helping people in their most desperate times of need. Her voice is what initially helped Daniel to discover his own. Now, as Daniel pursues his master’s degree in social work at Case Western Reserve University’s top-ranked Mandel School, he’s driven to be a voice for the voiceless.
The social work profession is something Daniel jokingly calls “the family business.” He met his wife, Laura, while taking an introductory social work course at Wright State University. He views social work as something that connects the people he loves most, but also a way for him to connect to the community.

For the past seven years, Daniel has worked as a case manager for Montgomery County Children Services in Dayton. He’s helped protect children from abuse and neglect and helped build stronger family units through adoption and coordinated services. These vital experiences accelerated his early career development but left him aspiring for more. That’s when the online Master of Science in Social Administration at Case Western Reserve University came into focus.

As a professional who couldn’t sacrifice travel time away from his job and family, the online MSSA made the most sense for his education and career. From his experience in the industry, he also knew the Mandel School was a widely recognized and respected name in social work.

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