Ala Bengel BSW, MSW
Ms. Ala Bengel, BSW, MSW currently serves as the HOPE WWR Project Coordinator. Ms. Bengel has co-created training content on the community practitioner series, leadership academy, and evidence-based toolkit for the HOPE WWR program. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Mississippi and her Master of Social Work degree from the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. In addition to her role within the college, Ms. Bengel's research interests include mental and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, the impact play therapy has on children with trauma, and integration of physical activities and wellness in the workplace.