Honey W. Nashman Award: Rachel Naugle

Outstanding Scholarship in the Field of Human Services and Social Justice


Rachel Naugle

Throughout my time at GW the Human Services and Social Justice major has given me many different opportunities to serve the GW community, the DC community, and beyond. Beginning my college career with the University Writing Course, Writing for Social Change, I knew the HSSJ program was a program that would push me to go beyond the classroom and see first hand experiences in which I could apply my learning. Through volunteer experience with Little Friends for Peace, I felt confident to attend an Alternative Spring Break trip in Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma during my freshman year. By attending this trip I felt honored to share what I’ve learned from my GW experiences on a national level. Having these experiences as a strong foundation, I had the support from my HSSJ professors and classmates to apply to an Internship at the White House for the Fall 2016 semester. With my experience at The White House I was able to learn more about how a Human Services and Social Justice degree can operate in the Federal Government. I feel so lucky to have this experience in my portfolio as a means of bringing what I learned with Human Services and Social Justice to a larger group of people. Thank you to the Human Services and Social Justice Department for 4 years of knowledge, empowerment, and service.