Jessica Zaslav

Jessica Zaslav

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Field Faculty

  • Faculty
  • Graduate School of Social Work

What I do

Social work is about creating change; within individuals, communities and systems. Effective social workers begin as students who are open to embracing discomfort, sitting with uncertainty, experiencing vulnerability, and learning about self.


marginalized populations, mental and behavioral health, poverty, social justice, trauma, clinical social work, families and family systems, field education, higher education, housing and homelessness

Professional Biography

Assistant Professor of the Practice Jessica Zaslav earned her Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Colorado. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings with high risk youth, adults and families. Her professional experience has been focused in trauma, particularly with survivors of interpersonal violence, grief/loss and homelessness. In addition to being a clinician, Jessica has expertise in program and curriculum development, training and advocacy. She is passionate about working with social work students in educational and mentoring capacities. Prior to serving her current role, she was a field instructor, field liaison and adjunct faculty member at GSSW for five years.


  • MSW, Arizona State University

Licensure / Accreditations

  • LCSW