UTA is helping me get where I want to be by providing support and connecting me to people in my prospective field.
Jessica Williams received her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She worked as a community support specialist for a community-based mental health agency for several years and that is where she was introduced to the field of social work. Jessica moved to Arlington in August of 2016 to begin working on her MSW, which she earned from UTA in August of 2018. Following a clinical internship with Tarrant County’s Child Advocacy Center, Jessica found a passion for working with trauma and family violence. During her time in the MSW program, she worked as a graduate research assistant in the GRA Pool assisting professors with various tasks over the course of their research. She also worked as a GRA on a federally funded research project examining transportation disadvantage. While in the PhD program at UTA, Jessica has worked on numerous projects relating to intimate partner violence (IPV) and adolescent dating violence. Additionally, Jessica’s current research interests include Family violence; violence perpetration; criminal justice; trauma; behavioral health; systemic oppression; social justice; social theory; ethics and social work.