Jennifer Luna Jackson, MSSW

Jennifer Luna Jackson, MSSW

Director of the DiNitto Center for Career Services and Alumni Relations

Jennifer 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 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 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.

Professional Interests

Career development in social work education, work/family issues, and recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations into the profession of social work.


  • M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S.W., New Mexico State University


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 2.216
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358