Nanako Tatesawa

SCSEP Program Assistant – Chicago

Nanako taught foreign languages to a wide variety of students from pre-K 3-year-olds to businesspersons for over a decade. Two years ago, she decided to go back to graduate school to study social work with interest in serving immigrant and refugee population. For her MSW, Nanako interned at a refugee resettlement agency, assisting refugees with employment-related matters as well as another social services agency serving the AAPI community. Internships have granted her case management and clinical experience, and she has witnessed firsthand how lack of employment or underemployment can affect one’s wellbeing. Nanako strongly believes that the right to work is a human right, and mature workers can enrich the workforce with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Nanako has a master’s in Social Work and another in Spanish. (Spanish/French/Japanese)