Title: Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness and Director, Health Outreach, Promotion & Education

Education/Degrees: Ph.D., MA, New York University; BA Rutgers University; CHES

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Bio:

Dr. Maresca oversees Health Services, CAPS, and HOPE at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She joined Rutgers University in 2001. She is responsible for leading efforts to create a culture of wellbeing at Rutgers University through assessment, planning, implementing innovative interventions and evaluating success. The heart of Dr. Maresca’s work is always students and their success. Dr. Maresca is an adjunct instructor for the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Education. Her expertise is college health and wellness, sexual health, mental health, suicide, and LGBTQ+ health. Dr. Maresca co-chairs the University’s Health & Wellness Committee and co-leads the Rutgers University JED Campus initiative. Prior to joining Rutgers, she worked at the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York University. She is a proud alumna of Rutgers University Newark College of Arts & Science and New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Science and the Steinhardt School. Dr. Maresca is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).