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Sudi Nallo, MSW

Making Change Happen

Sudi Nallo found a guiding principle as a social worker in 2004 when she worked for a year as an AmeriCorps / VISTA at Greensboro College in North Carolina, matching students and faculty with volunteer opportunities at more than 30 non-profit groups.

“AmeriCorps was my ‘ah-hah’ moment,” she said. “My job was to train volunteers to interact and engage with community leaders, allowing people to be the solution to their own problems—empowering them, rather than creating dependency.”

Ms. Nallo received her master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008.  While there, she worked under Dr. Amanda Moore McBride, the Director of the Gephardt Institute, who helped hone her skills in cultivating ties between a university and its community. Ms. Nallo also worked as a researcher and loan counselor for the nonprofit Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation in St. Louis. Ms. Nallo helped small businesses develop stronger roots and grow through “micro-loans,” loans for as little as $500.

In her final semester, Ms. Nallo began working as a field and research graduate intern for the Centre for Enterprise Development and Action Research in Ibadan, Nigeria. In one project, she helped a group of orange growers band together to make frozen juice concentrate, rather than selling their fruit as a perishable commodity. She continues to consult for the organization and periodically travels to Nigerias.

Research Background

Ms. Nallo’s research interests include the design and evaluation of domestic and international programs that benefit marginalized populations.  Her work focuses on poverty alleviation programs with an emphasis on asset and wealth accumulation, education curriculum that highlights skill acquisition, and social entrepreneurship.  She uses a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods that include focus groups, asset mapping, and community participatory research. 

Awards and Honors

  • Brown Scholar presented by the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
 
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Major Classes Taught

  • SOWK732: Foundations of Social Work with Communities and Organizations
  • SOWK 722: Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

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