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Sexual Assault

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Education—New York City Campus

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Education provides support and resources for current Pace University students who are or have been impacted by sexual assault and develops on-campus violence prevention initiatives, trainings, and events.

The office is directed by specialist, Juliette Verrengia, who is a social worker with varied experience working on issues of sexual violence, dating violence, and mental health.

Juliette is a confidential resource for students and leads Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault (PAASA) a peer education program on the New York City Campus.

Peer educators offer programming, workshops, and other learning opportunities throughout the year and are a confidential resource for Pace University students.

Interested in getting involved? Contact our specialist to learn more about how you can participate!

Juliette Verrengia, MSW
Phone: (212) 346-1931
Office: 41 Park Row, Room 905

Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault (PAASA)
Instagram: @paasaatpace

PAASA students



Tinley JohnsonHi! My name is Tinley Johnson (she/her/hers) and I’m a Criminal Justice major from Clemson, South Carolina. My favorite thing about PAASA is the ability to serve the student community and I love being able to do it with this amazing group.


Amber Leihalani HunterAmber Leihalani Hunter

I was born in Hawaii, but I spent most of my time in Colorado with my parents exploring the mountains and hiking through forests.  

My major is Marketing: Communications and Advertising with minors in Special Events Planning and Fashion Marketing

I love being in PAASA because I love being an active member in helping students around campus as well as educating. It is a space where everyone is welcome and the community is like a family, and I truly love that about PAASA. No one is left behind and everyone is heard! 


BellaHi my name is Bella, I’m a junior at Pace from both Atlanta and Amsterdam. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I spent my last semester doing an abroad program called Semester at Sea where I visited 11 countries. I love taking pictures all around New York and going to see Broadway shows and plays. Please say hi if you see me around school! I love paasa because we are a campus funded organization that fights for the unheard voices and I love having a great support group on campus! 


EmilyHello!! My name is Emily, and I go by she/her pronouns. I am a third year political science major and women’s and gender studies minor from Allentown, PA. Having been an advocate for survivors of sexual assault for years, I was ecstatic to discover PAASA. I believe that intimate partner violence and sexual assault have become so normalized, we overlook the importance of having conversations that question how we can make real change and stop the acceptance of this violence in our society. As a PAASA member, I am tremendously honored to be one of your confidential resources. 


Carly PeragalloHello! My name is Carly Peragallo (she/her/hers) and I’m a double major Communication Studies and Film and Screen Studies. I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I spent most of my life. However, I’ve travelled to more than 20 countries. I love being in PAASA because everyone in this group is so passionate and we all want to change the world by supporting survivors and through education. I’ve also made amazing friends here that I can rely on. 



Etana Ariel CrawfordHey y’all my name is Etana Ariel Crawford. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I grew up in Florida but my family is from Jamacia. I truly love the water and if I could I would live in it. My major is Psychology, want to go into higher education to empower students and make them feel heard. I love PAASA because it’s a safe space for anyone that needs the space that is provided. 



GabMy name is Gab and my pronouns are they/them.

I am a first year student at Pace studying Adolescent Social Studies Education and Psychology and I am so excited to be a part of Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault. In addition to my involvement in PAASA, I am a student aide in the Pforzheimer Honors College and a Queer Leader for the LGBTQA+ and Social Justice Center. As a PAASA member, I am most excited to give presentations and share what PAASA does and what resources there are for students. I think when we engage in conversation about sexual assault education and prevention all parties gain new knowledge and perspective. If you see me around campus feel free to stop me and ask questions related to PAASA or just say hey and check out my cool socks. Peace!