Raissa Ames

Student Employment Program Assistant

Raissa Ames

My name is Raissa Ames and I am the Student Employment Program Assistant! I work closely with Elise Goss-Alexander and Stacey Stevens as they engage with student employees, present and future, through the lens of social justice. I am currently in my concentration year at the Graduate School of Social Work with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Public Policy. When I am not in the office or in class, I am interning at the Denver Public Library where I assist in evaluation of their new culturally focused wellness model that they have implemented across all of their branches. I enjoy research, community outreach, organizing.

In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and laying in the park. Right now, I am currently jumping between The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Work Won’t Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe and just recently finished Tin Man by Sarah Winman. I have a two-year-old black cat named Samantha (Samuel, Samwitch, Samson, or anything else that starts with the letter S). She enjoys all things that dangle and shimmer and loves attention.