Leon Shears

Portrait of Scholar Leon Shears
Hometown: 
New York City, NY
Major: 
Social Work
Minor: 
Conflict Management and Substance Abuse
Expected Graduation Date: 
May, 2018

Leon Shears is an undergraduate senior Social Work major at the University of Northern Iowa. His research interests include the treatment and implications of mental disorders to incarcerated individuals. After graduating he plans to seek a P.h.D. in Social Work. Leon joined the McNair Scholars Program to be exposed to new academic opportunities and intellectual growth. In his free time, Leon likes to volunteer his time working with children and families in the foster care system.