Alida Goffinski

John S. Lillard Jefferson Fellow
Other (Undergraduate) Indiana University (2012)
M.S.W. Indiana University (2013)
M.A. University of Virginia (2019)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Alida Goffinski is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Indiana University. Prior to starting her doctorate, Alida worked as a licensed psychotherapist, and researched educational disparities as a project manager for the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame.

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