“Why social work?” I’ve been asked this question a lot. I admit, I’ve asked myself this same question from time to time. Social work was an ideal choice because I like to solve problems and people are what interest me. Social work addresses a wide range of social concerns: from individually therapy to political advocacy, social workers are problem-solvers for issues that affect people. Although I can learn similar skills from other departments like psychology, statistics, economics, and public health, the emphasis in social work clearly remains on people and their environment. That is why I chose social work.