What personal and professional factors have led you to pursue a master’s degree in social work at this time, and what specifically has influenced your decision to pursue a social work degree from The University of Chicago?; What are your professional goals and how will a social work education at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice provide a way to achieve them? Consider your own strengths and what you would need to learn or develop relative to becoming an effective social worker.; and Identify a population or social issue which you feel passionate about working with to challenge social and economic inequalities. Provide a critique of how current institutions, services, welfare policies, or community practices have failed to advance the overall wellbeing of relevant populations.