Nata Fontan ’18

Nata Fontan '18
Nata Fontan '18

What did you like most about Goshen College and/or the Social Work Program and
why?

What I liked the most about my experience was how comprehensive the Social Work
Program courses were. Goshen College equipped me with the necessary knowledge and
skills to approach clients’ needs in a manner that respects and dignifies their unique life
experiences by recognizing their strengths and working with them through mutual
empowerment.

What was it like being an adult student in the degree completion track?

I felt like being in an adult program enabled me to share the challenges that come with
being an adult student. My classmates were a great source of inspiration and made me
feel that we were on this journey together. Our professors were always trying to help us
meet our individual needs and pushed us to do our best.

What are you doing now (since graduating)?

Since I graduated I have started an online MSW program at Boise State University, which
I am scheduled to finish by the end of Summer 2020. On top of being a graduate student
I am also a full-time stay-at-home parent to my three-year-old son Frankie.

What advice would you give a prospective social work student?

I would like to encourage anyone who is considering this program to take the leap.
The journey will require hard work and commitment but it will also offer you great
support in your professional growth through the help of your professors, peers, and
Goshen College’s outstanding resources.