Peter Arellano is a researcher with the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. He received a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Southwest Texas State University and a master of social work from Texas State University-San Marcos. His social service career has included working in the criminal justice field as a probation officer and with mental health and homeless services at the downtown Austin Community Court and Austin Travis County Integral Care. Peter is using his homeless and mental health services experience through the Healthy Community Collaborative evaluation team. He is dedicated to working toward an effective and efficient system of care for the homeless population. Peter enjoys watching Cowboys and Longhorn football, finding new restaurants, trying new cuisines, and enjoying the city!