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Outstanding in the Field: Alejandro Bidot, Chris Estes and John Niffenegger

“Outstanding in the Field” is a monthly series spotlighting the experiences of students and their field instructors at the UNC School of Social Work.
This month, the Field Education office has selected master’s student Alejandro Bidot, and field instructors John Niffenegger and Chris Estes of the North Carolina Housing Coalition in Raleigh.

Bidot is a second year student from Tampa, Fla. and is in the Management and Community Practice concentration.

John Niffenegger, MSW ’06, did his second-year field placement at the N.C. Housing Coalition, where Estes was his field instructor. He has since joined the staff, and this year become a field instructor as well.

Chris Estes, MSW ’00, is the executive director of the Coalition. He became a field instructor his first year in his current job, and has supervised six students.

The organization is a private non-profit that works across the state on issues of affordable housing. It focuses on advocacy at the state and national level, and provides resource referral.