Selva Clarke, MSW ’06

Selva Clarke (MSW ’06), LMSW, of Farmington, New Mexico, counts herself among the many social workers who enter the field because of their life experiences. Faced with the deaths of both her mother and her husband in just four years, Clarke set aside a 13-year banking career to enter human services. She says earning her MSW through GSSW’s Durango-based Four Corners MSW program was among “the most difficult and rewarding experiences” of her life. A medical social worker since 2001 in the Nephrology unit of San Juan Regional Medical Center, Clarke finds personal fulfillment in her work with dialysis patients and their families. She’s also been an active community volunteer at a hospice, with Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico and for the American Red Cross of Northwest New Mexico as a disaster services case worker.