Algeria Wilson, MSW serves as the Director of Public Policy for the National Association of Social Workers, Michigan Chapter. In her role she is responsible for engaging membership, various governmental agencies, and advocacy partners to implement state level public policy that is in alignment with the Code of Ethics and social work values on behalf of the 28,000+ professional social workers and 6,500 incoming professionals across the state. Previously, Algeria interned for a Michigan social work state representative. Her work included a range of responsibilities from scheduling, drafting resolutions on behalf of the representative, attending community meetings, town halls and focusing on senior affordable housing issues in the district. Algeria is certified by the University of Connecticut’s Nancy M. Humphries Campaign School for Political Social Workers – which teaches social workers to run compelling campaigns and has received the Cenie Jomo Award, from the National Association of Black Social Workers for her commitment to policy work.