Social Worker | Civic Engagement Specialist | Community Builder | Agent for Compassionate Action


Region 8 Board Representative
National Association of Social Work Texas Chapter
Supporting the Texas Chapter of NASW to empower and represent social workers across the state of Texas.
Pride Center San Antonio
July 2015 to July 2019
Serving the Board of Directors as Secretary for The Center - Pride Center San Antonio. The mission of the Center is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy. The vision of The Center - Pride Center San Antonio is to be the premier resource center in South Texas for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
Core Team Member
peaceCENTER San Antonio
The peaceCENTER's mission is to nurture the ever-growing circles of peacemakers and resources in a unifying approach to end violence in San Antonio and beyond by partnering individuals and organizations, addressing all issues of violence, providing creative opportunities for all people, and building community and relationships focused on a vision of peace in this time and place and for future generations.


Sample Fellowship Example - 2004
Labor Insertion of Minority Youth
Researching the challenges of student internships and employment in the tech sector among minority youth in the Lima metro region.

Published Research

Building Mutuality in Hyperlocal Engagement: A Case Study:
Acosta, Halderman, Mallett
Published March 2019

Research Interests

Community/Economic Enrichment Education Social Justice

GivePulse Stats


  • President's Volunteer Service Award

  • Virtual Summer Training 2023

  • Groups

  • The Pulse

  • Tecaboca

  • The Beat

  • GivePulse Community

  • GivePulse Setup

  • GivePulse University

  • Fido's Food Pantry

  • Hometown University

  • Gulf-South Summit

  • IARSLCE (International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement)

  • San Antonio Community Resource Directory (SACRD.org)

  • Academics

  • State Commission 2

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

  • Virtual Volunteer Fair

  • Impacts

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    Dissertation Dish: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Community Engaged Researchers' Experience of Institutional Support

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    Brian @ SendtheLight

    Gave 2.00 hours on 08/07/2023

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    Embrace Boston

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