2022 Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship Winners

Laura Reid

Laura Reid is currently an MSW student at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Education from John Hopkins University. Laura engaged in two internships where she worked as a Health Advocate at Legacy Community Health from Fall 2020 to Summer 2021 and a Macro Social Work Intern at YMCA of Greater Houston from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022. In social work, Laura is very interested in Gender/LGBTQ+ equity, international social work, health equity, and advocacy and community organizing. Read more about Laura’s experience below. 


  • Health Advocate at Legacy Community Health (Fall 2020–Summer 2021)
    • Provide case management (e.g., assess patients’ social determinants of health,
    • Provide referrals for community-based resources
    • Follow up to ensure service linkage
    • Advocate to reduce barriers to linkage
    • Document efforts in client management and resource databases)
  • Macro Social Work Intern at YMCA of Greater Houston (Fall 2021–Spring 2022)
    • Create presentations to recruit medical providers to effectively serve refugee populations; plan, coordinate, and implement meetings for Refugee Health Working Group (RHWG)

Job experience:

  • Academia/Education (5.5 years):
    • Writing Consultant at Texas A&M University Writing Center
    • Teacher at Baltimore City Public Schools
    • Revolutionary at Happy Teacher Revolution
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights/sexual and gender-based violence (2.75 years):
    • Generation Action Intern at Planned Parenthood
    • Victim Advocate at Brazos Valley Sexual Assault Resource Center
    • LGBTQ+/Gender Identity Leader and Advisory Committee Member at Sexual Assault Advocacy Network