Moriah Jones

Moriah Jones

Graduate Student Intern

What I do

Moriah (she/her) is a second-year Master of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). She is in the Organizational Leadership and Policy Practice (OLPP) concentration and the Animal-Assisted Social Work (AASW) certificate program. Before moving to Colorado, she received her Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology at East Tennessee State University. There she worked as an organic gardening educator at a local hydroponics store as well as at the Tennessee Department of Corrections Day Reporting Center as a substitute teacher and mentor. 

Moriah’s interests are predominantly in animal-assisted interventions with incarcerated populations and at-risk youth, re-entry services, community reintegration and smart decarceration. 

This past year Moriah has taken on the role of Co-Leading GSSW’s Queer Equality Alliance where they are beginning to restructure the organization to better meet student and community needs throughout the pandemic. She is currently placed with The Urban Farm as part of her internship with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection. She will be creating new curricula for Helping Youth Pursue Excellence (H.Y.P.E.) in the upcoming year, while also working on building new relationships in the surrounding community.