Gabriela D. Acosta

Gabriela D. Acosta is the community manager for University of Southern California’s online online masters of social work program. Gaby has a background in sociology, and holds certifications in social justice mediation and diversity workshop facilitation. She is passionate about social justice, community organizing and leadership development through virtual campaigns. Follow her on Twitter @GabyAcosta101

#YouMatter: 60 Ways To Show Someone You Care

The University of Southern California School of Social Work invites you to participate in You Matter, a grassroots campaign designed to foster well-being and bring back some much-needed human connection. Use our Care Cards to tell someone why they matter to you...


5 Reasons Why Social Work Is Your Calling

Social work is a fast-growing field, composed of intelligent and emotionally strong professionals that represent the populations with the most need. It is a profession that historically produces agents of change who are not afraid to challenge antiquated policies, fight for social justice, and make the world a better place. Below are five of many reasons why social workers do what they do, and enact the change they want to see in the world.

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Eowyn Steffel

Today we feature our student Elizabeth Steffel, a foster youth advocate who was inspired to help others based on her own experience in and out of the system.

Naledge Pushes the Limit

Jabari Evans, MSW ’14, also known by his hip-hop name, Naledge, has released his new song and music video, “Push the Limit,” in support of education and his alma mater, the USC School of Social Work, and its online master’s degree program...

MSW Student Story: Where Are They Now?

Last May, we featured Jabari Evans, a 2014 MSW@USC graduate who had big plans for his hometown of Chicago. We are always proud of the work our alumni do with their online master’s degree in social work, and we followed up with Jabari to see what he’s been up to since graduation...

Early Intervention for Males with Eating Disorders Requires Increased Awareness

Between 25 and 40 percent of people with eating disorders are males (Hudson, 2007). Because of the stigma associated with having a “women’s problem,” however, many men and boys who are suffering with eating disorders do not receive appropriate treatment and may even be...