Funded through the New Jersey Department of Health, The College Health Initiative is a program at the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey. Our Step Up Vax Up: Campus Health Awareness Campaign is a statewide initiative to promote peer-to-peer COVID-19 education through digital content creation.

Sandy | Program Manager

Hello All! My name is Sandy and I am the Program Manager for our College Health Initiatives at the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey. I was born and raised in Jersey City and love working with students. I graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Psychology. I am passionate about education and empowering students to become the future leaders of tomorrow. I love art, sewing, and trying new foods from different cultures. I am so excited for our Step Up, Vax Up campaign! Stay tuned for our ways to #connect with us about upcoming programs, giveaways, contests, and more.

Brittney | Outreach & Education Specialist

Hey Visionaries!🎉✨
My name is Brittney. I am the College Health Initiatives Outreach & Education Specialist here at the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey. I was born and raised in Jamaica, where my work with youth, public health and community development began.

I graduated with my Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey.I am also a wife and mother to a baby girl. Faith, family and food are all important aspects of my life. I strive to live my truth each day and I strive to do so intentionally and authentically. I look forward to curating a safe space for immunization education and health equity!

Toniann | Outreach & Education Specialist

Hi everyone! My name is Toniann and I am a College Health Initiatives Outreach & Education Specialist for the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey. I’m from Bayonne, NJ and love giving back to my local community. One way I do that is through my role as a volunteer cub scout leader for an awesome group of little ones! I earned by Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Criminal Justice & Dance from Montclair State University and my Master’s degree in Homeland Security from Rider University. I absolutely love working with students and helping them utilize their resources to their fullest potential.

Philip | Intern

Hello! My name is Philip, and I’m a rising sophomore at Columbia University looking to study something in the world of social sciences. I am excited to be interning for Step Up Vax Up and seeing the world of Public Health firsthand. Outside of school, I have a habit of binging TV shows, most recently finishing Modern Family and Stranger Things. Recently I started dabbling in some painting and have made it a goal to read more; I love Kazuo Ishiguro, especially “The Remains of the Day.” A fun fact about me is that I am working to become trilingual, speaking Romanian and English, and working on my Spanish.

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