Maegan Ramchal

Student

Maegan is excited about using her social work education to create social change. She is passionate about environmental justice and the intersections between environmental degradation and social justice issues, particularly gender-based violence. Her goal is to gain her clinical license and work as a psychotherapist for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ survivors of trauma, immigrants, and people with disabilities. 

Bio

Maegan Ramchal is a first-year MSW student at Columbia School of Social Work studying advanced clinical social work with a focus in health, mental health, and disabilities. She received her B.A. in psychology and environmental science from Northwestern University in 2019. At Northwestern, she researched developmental psychology in the Infant Cognition Lab and the Project on Children's Thinking. After graduating, Maegan worked as a research assistant in the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Science (DevSci) at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. At DevSci, she researched neurodevelopmental outcomes on children with in utero exposure to Sulfonylureas. She also did micro-level behavioral coding on parent-child dyads, where the parent was formerly incarcerated as a juvenile.

 

At SIG, she will be working on the WINGS adaptation for the Caribbean and on the HEALing Communities Study (HCS). Maegan is a first-year MSW student studying advanced clinical social work with a focus in health, mental health, and disabilities.