My name is Makenzie Petzel, thank you for visiting my site! I am from Arlington, Minnesota and am a senior at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I will graduate in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work  with a minor in Spanish. I am also a member of Minnesota State University's Honors program. My academic goals include obtaining a Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in families and children and later become a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Professionally, I hope to work in the school system connecting families, students, and communities to resources for positive change. Please browse my site for more information on me and how my undergraduate experiences have shaped and aided my passion for social work!

 Personal Mission Statement

I will strive not only to meet the expectations set forth by the National Association of Social Workers (NSAW), but also my personal expectations to respect, empower, and encourage every client to see the potential inside himself or herself for a better future. Every person has an inherent power to not only set goals for themselves, but exceed their goals and access every resource available to them with proper support and guidance. I am blessed to have had all the educational experiences in my lifetime, and God has called me to use those blessings to advocate for the less fortunate.