Alicia AQ Quash-Scott, MSW
Alicia “AQ” Quash-Scott is a native of Indianapolis. She graduated from Ben Davis High School in 2007 before joining the US Army National Guard. Once in the Guard, she began her higher education career at Ivy Tech Community College. AQ left the Army and continued her education. In 2012 she transferred to Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) where she enrolled in the School of Science as a Psychology major. While in Science she held multiple leadership roles in student organizations, became an Undergraduate Research Assistant where she co-authored a journal publication in the Journal of Social Work in Mental Health entitled: Managing Physical and Mental Health Conditions: Consumer Perspectives on Integrated Care. AQ assisted students as a Peer Academic Advisor, traveled to various cities and countries to aid in medical brigades & eco-tourism, and helped tackle other social issues such as homelessness and hunger while in undergrad. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and was asked to speak at the 2015 School of Science Commencement to the largest graduating class in the school’s history, an incredible honor she cherishes to this day. AQ then decided to explore various career opportunities before returning to IUPUI to pursue her Master of Social Work (MSW) in Fall 2020. She graduated with her MSW in 2023 and was asked to give the Invocation at the 2023 Celebration of Black Graduates, again an incredible honor. AQ was accepted into the Urban Education Studies PhD program for the Fall 2023 semester as well. She joins the Great Lakes Equity Center (GLEC) as a Graduate Assistant. AQ is excited to join the team where she hopes to make a further impact in the realm of education!