Zynovia Y. Hetherington, MSW, M. Ed, is the Director of the Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) and Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, School of Social Work. Ms Hetherington has dedicated her life to serving children and families for over 25 years. She is a faculty member in the Children, Youth and Family concentration and Lead instructor for the Social Justice for Social Workers course.

Zynovia has been the University of Washington’s, Study Abroad director for The Sankofa Experience in Ghana, Africa since 2012. Prior to coming to the University of Washington, Ms Hetherington worked as a social worker and supervisor in the Washington State’s Children’s Administration, working to keep children safe within their families and communities. Zynovia has a special interest in working with people of African descent, addressing the impact of cross-generational historical trauma.