I know women in Worcester who have achieved amazing things. So, I have always felt like things are possible here in Worcester.”
Amy Beth Ebbeson was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1969 and grew up in the nearby town of Holden. She attended the Wachusett School District from elementary school through high school graduation in 1987. Amy received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Roger Williams University in and earned her Master's Degree in Social Work at Boston University. Amy currently lives in Rutland, Massachusetts, right outside of Worcester with her husband and 12 year -old son. Amy worked in the Sociology and Health Department at Worcester State University for the past 17 years before recently moving to Wheelock College's satellite campus at the College of the Holy Cross. There she is currently teaching a social work program. In this interview, Amy discusses her challenges and expectations she has faced as a woman in the workforce. Amy shares her experiences working in social services and what her occupation means to her. She reflects on how Worcester has changed as the city has developed over her lifetime. Amy emphasized how she wants to use her experiences in social work and the knowledge she has obtained over the years to benefit the Worcester community.