Director, Health Outreach, Promotion & Education
Education/Degrees: PhD, MA, New York University; BA Rutgers University; CHES
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Bio: Dr. Maresca joined Rutgers University and Health Outreach, Promotion & Education 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, and HOPE’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 chairs the Rutgers University Community Approaches to Suicide Prevention working Group. 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).