About us

Luna IdunateJennifer Luna Jackson is the director of the DiNitto Center for Career Services at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She brings 17 years of experience in career development for students and alumni seeking employment in the nonprofit, for profit and public services sector. Her career spans across a broad spectrum of  practice areas, including social work in traditional, non-traditional, and educational settings.

Jennifer’s vision for the DiNitto Center for Career Services is to be a leading, comprehensive, nationally recognized social work career services center committed to delivering the highest level of innovative services to students, alumni and employers. These services are intended to positively influence the status of the profession of social work, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and The University of Texas at Austin.

Jennifer has a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in administration and planning. Her experience includes serving as the director of social work career services at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work from its inception in 1995. She is an active participant of the National Career Development in Social Work Education Group, National Association of Social Workers, and the Coalition for Careers in the Non-Profit Sector. Jennifer has presented nationally and regionally on a variety of social work career development topics.

 

Louis Haling is a graduate assistant at the DiNitto Center for Career Services and current MSSW student at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. As employer recruitment coordinator, Louis provides outreach to human services and non-traditional employers to promote DCCS services and increase job opportunities for students and alumni of the School of Social Work. He moved to Austin from Chicago, where he worked as a mental health counselor and research coordinator. His professional interests include mental health, crisis intervention, and the history of psychology. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Texas and reading.