Rachael Dietkus, LCSW

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Rachael Dietkus is a macro-focused clinical social worker focusing on trauma-conscious practices in design. She has been a social worker in the federal government and higher education, with an emphasis on healthcare and housing advocacy with Veterans and social service agencies, macro and clinical preparation with social work students, and human-centered design teaching with a range of engaged learners. She has served as an AmeriCorps member, NGO delegate to the Human Rights Council, and as an appointed statewide Commissioner with Serve Illinois. Rachael also started Social Workers Who Design, a practice focused on integrating ethical understanding and trauma-conscious approaches in design. She is a two-time alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied Sociology and Social Work. Rachael is currently working on her MFA with a focus on trauma-informed design research. 

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