Germaine Morris graduated summa cum laude in August from Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs with a bachelor’s in social work with a minor in communication.
Her social work began in 1999, when she volunteered for the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Victim Services assisting crime victims. She then became the office’s victim services compensation coordinator.
Her next step was a move to Maricopa County where she worked with the seriously mentally ill population and the Community Based Assertive Treatment (CBAT) team through Horizon Human Services.
Morris then went to work in group homes in Tempe for people with disabilities. She met and then married her husband Walter Morris.
Germaine Morris began working at Child and Family Support Services and attended Mesa Community College. She graduated from MCC in the spring of 2011 with an associate’s degree, and that fall she enrolled at ASU.
Now that she has graduated, Morris plans to continue to work young adults through the Child and Family Support Services.
She is the daughter of Marvin and Germaine Puchi Yamamoto of Nogales.