Full Name
Oluwayomi Paseda LMSW
Job Title
PhD Candidate/Social Worker
University of Georgia
Speaker Bio
Oluwayomi (Yomi) Paseda is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia and a licensed social worker working towards her clinical social work licensure. Her passion for connecting underserved populations with quality service was born through her undergraduate experience and coursework. Before entering the Ph.D. program, she working in the mental health field with adults in outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment settings, and providing social and mental health services to individuals involved in the criminal legal system. These experiences have strongly influenced her research interests on reentry: the transition from incarceration to the community. Ms. Paseda's research interests also include Black feminist thought and criminal legal reform. As a doctoral student, she seeks to study programming and access to treatment among Black women involved in the criminal legal system. Ms. Paseda aspires to become a researcher, consultant, advocate, and educator in her area of expertise.