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Nicholas is a 1st year student in GSSW's PhD program. He completed both his BSW (2008) and MSW (2010) at the University of Kansas. Since graduating he has worked as a social worker at a long-term mental health care facility in Topeka, KS where he provided a wide range of supportive services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Since 2012 he has additionally worked as a field instructor for MSW students attending Washburn University. In the area of research, he is interested in how social structures and institutions impact the expression and onset of severe mental illness, the intersection of marginalized identities and severe mental illness, and the psychosocial impact of mental illness on family members.