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Marta Sotomayor Fellows

Marta Sotomayor Fellows

Marta Sotomayor, M.S.W. '60, Ph.D., was one of our most distinguished alumnae. After earning her M.S.W. from Smith College, she became the first Latina in America to earn a doctorate in social work. She served as president and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging and was a senior policy adviser to the Secretary's Task Force on Minority Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). She was a tireless advocate for Latino communities and a powerful voice for social justice. In 2008, Sotomayor received the Smith College School for Social Work's Day-Garrett Award for her outstanding contributions to professional social work and the SSW educational community.

The Marta Sotomayor Fellows, named for our illustrious alumna and colleague, help in a variety of ways with our anti-racism commitment. These fellows are available for confidential consultation about any questions, issues, or concerns regarding race, racism, or any other aspects of social identity and social oppression.

Marta Sotomayor Fellows have office hours open to anyone in the community to discuss any concerns, issues or research related to racism.

2016-17 Marta Sotomayor Fellows

Term 1: Mamta Dadlani, Ph.D. 

Mamta Dadlani

Mamta Dadlani Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist whose practice, training, and research efforts support the exploration of intersectional identities and the related experiences of oppression and privilege on individual, interpersonal, and systemic levels. She recently completed a Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis-West and is a Scholar of Multicultural Concerns in the Division of Psychoanalysis of the APA.

Mamta's interests include psychotherapy process & relational change, countertransference use & management, intergroup dialogue, hip hop & healing, mental health challenges for PoC in higher education, and community partnerships. Her teaching areas at Smith include socio-cultural concepts, group theory and practice, and research methods. Connect with Mamta at


Term 1: Enroue Halfkenny, M.S.W.

Enroue Halfkenny

Enroue Halfkenny, M.S.W. began his tenure in November 2016. Halfkenny, who has had a lifelong dedication to social justice activism, is also a graduate of Smith's M.S.W. program and is in private practice in New Haven, Conn. He taught as an adjunct faculty member in the summers of 2014 and 2015 and he is currently a community practice adviser. 

Enroue is an experienced clinical social worker, artist, activist, priest in a traditional African religion, and has had a meditation practice for over 20 years. While varied in training and expertise, Enroue is particularly respectful of his clients' spiritual and cultural perspectives and creates interventions honoring their values and concerns. Connect with Enroue at

Office hours and locations will be announced in the Buzz at the start of each term. Term 2 fellows to be announced soon.