Yvonne Pena holds a Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University; she received her bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in Communications. She has worked at several different universities including the University of New Mexico, Illinois State University and University of Nevada, Reno.Yvonne has experience working with orientation, family programs, Greek life, programming, and leadership development. Yvonne enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and anything with an animal print.
Brian Halderman, LMSW: Associate Director for Service-Learning
A Licensed Master Social Worker, Brian holds an MSW degree from Washington University in St. Louis and Bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton. He has previously worked in higher education as both staff and adjunct faculty at Chaminade University of Honolulu, the University of Dayton and St. Mary's University in San Antonio. Brian spent a year in Peru working on economic development and youth empowerment before coming to San Antonio in 2008. He brings a wealth of background and interest in university – community partnerships. Brian will be working to support the expansion and development of service-learning courses in conjunction with faculty and community partners.
Ann Margaret Trujillo has been working at UTSA since October 1998, first serving as a Graduate Assistant in the Bicultural Bilingual Studies Division. In November 1999, Ann Margaret began her career with Multicultural and Student Programming and is currently serving as the Associate Director of the center. Ann Margaret holds three degrees: a Bachelor of Science Degree in American Sign Language Interpreting from the University of New Mexico, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish, from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Arts Degree in Bicultural Studies from UTSA. Ann Margaret's job responsibilities are to coordinate, plan, and implement cultural awareness programs that occur on campus.
Cristina Dominguez: Program Coordinator for Volunteer Services
Cristina received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2008. After graduation she spent a year traveling as a Field Consultant for her sorority where she visited 18 states and 38 colleges and universities. She returned to San Antonio where she pursued a master's degree in Higher Education Administration at UTSA where she interned with Greek Affairs at Texas State University – San Marcos, was the Graduate Advisor for the UTSA Student Organization Council, the Graduate Advisor for VOICES, and the Graduate Assistant for Volunteer Services. After graduating from UTSA she began her position as Program Coordinator for Volunteer Services in July 2012. Cristina works with community partners to bring UTSA students volunteer opportunities and advises the volunteer student organization VOICES.
Leslianne Garcia: Graduate Assistant for Volunteer Services
Leslianne received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from UTSA in Spring 2012. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a Higher Education Administration concentration. Leslianne previously worked as a peer leader for the Tomas Rivera Center's Learning Communities then moved on to work as a student specialist in the Student Leadership Center. Currently, she is the Graduate Assistant for Volunteer Services and assists in advising the student volunteer organization VOICES. Leslianne will be working on a number of programs including Extreme Makeover, United to Serve, Oxfam Hunger Banquet and Alternative Spring Break .
Vincent Perez: Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning
Vincent graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Before enrolling at UTSA, Vincent worked with student activities, orientation, and support services at Angelo State University. Currently, he is pursuing his Master's in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies-Higher Education Administration. Vincent will be working with various service-learning projects such as Service-Learning training sessions, the Service-Learning Symposium and the Wells Fargo Community Leadership Award.