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Denicia Carlay

Field Consultant and Lecturer

DENICIA CARLAY is a field consultant and lecturer at the School of Social Welfare. She works closely with the MSW, Title IV-E students.

For the last 10 years, she has served foster and juvenile probation youth as a social worker and social worker supervisor in the field of child welfare. While employed with San Mateo County, Carlay received service awards for her leadership and creative programming and engagement efforts with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC). She also served as a trainer and curriculum developer for the Bay Area Training Academy.

Carlay remains dedicated to fostering hope and resiliency in ways that promote more equitable education outcomes for children with trauma backgrounds. She is is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and social justice at San Francisco State University. Carlay earned her BA from the University of Southern California and is a Berkeley Social Welfare alumna (MSW '08, Children and Families).