Marco A Cardenas Jr, MSW Intern
SPC Marco A Cardenas Jr. was born in Chicago Illinois, but raised in Los Angeles California. He is a master’s candidate at USC studying social work with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration (COPA). He choose to take a route in COPA to understand how communities are affected by policy, the organizations that exist in helping these communities, the planning process to implement changes and the administrative execution of the new policies, all under an umbrella framework of social work. It is a way for him to implement the social work model into policy that would be congruent with community opinions and goals. SPC Marco is also an active National Guardsman in the state of California. Marco’s goal is not only serve his community but this great nation called the United States of America.