BSW Student Spotlight: Talynn Johnson

Talynn JohnsonTalynn Johnson, a BSW student and junior from Hopkinsville, KY chose to study social work because she thought it was the perfect fit for her. “I watched a show on Netflix called Girls Incarcerated, and it focused on a juvenile detention center in Indiana. Seeing how much the young ladies’ social worker impacted their time during and after incarceration inspired me. So, the more I looked into social work, the more I found myself wanting to become a social worker!”

Johnson, is a UofL Porter Scholar, C.O.N.E.C.T Mentor, and in the President’s Council Mentoring Program.  She enjoys her social work classes, the material she is learning, and says her professors at Kent have been “understanding and personable.” Talynn says her classes at Kent have helped her learn more about herself and issues such as social problems and advocacy practice. “Social work requires a lot of self-reflection, and I have been able to do that plus more with the help of my classes and resources.”

In the future, Johnson aspires to work with middle school aged children as a school social worker. “I have yet to decide if I will stay in KY or travel, but wherever I’m located, I want to work with children and families!”