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Hope Pacheco, LMSW Spotlighting a UH Woman Each Month

What is your position and title at UH?
Case Manager in the Dean of Students Office

How long have you worked at UH?
3 years

What do you enjoy most about your work?
What I am honored to do every day is to reach out and support students. As Case Manager in the Dean of Students Office, I am in a unique position to reach out to students who may be struggling with their mental health. I have the privilege and responsibility to represent the care and concern the University of Houston has for our students in some of their most difficult times and I am humbled every day by the courage, determination and strength of our students.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
I am most proud of my collaboration and outreach efforts with several medical facilities in the Houston community to help educate and inform students of Case Management Services available to them as they transition back to our campus community. Just like most things in Texas, the Texas Medical Center is big and can be daunting for our students, but collaborating with our community stakeholders to help our students connect back to our campus resources has been an accomplishment I am most proud of up to now.

What is advice would you share with UH students?
To my fellow Coogs I would say—be kind to yourself, practice gratitude, have fun, enjoy the little things, do something that pushes you out of your comfort zone, and when times get tough, reach out, because there is always a hand or hug waiting for you.

What is something about you that many co-workers do not know about you?
Something most people don’t know about me is that I am a novice blogger and genealogist. I love researching our family history and I’m working on a new blog about my adventure as a novice genealogist.