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Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness

Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness—New York City Campus

The Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness provides support and resources for current Pace University students who are or have been impacted by sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, harassment, and exploitation) and develops on-campus violence prevention and education initiatives, workshops, 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 bringing PAASA to train your class, student organization, or residence hall floor? Email paasa@pace.edu! To make an appointment to speak to a CONFIDENTIAL Peer Educator, please send an email to paasa@pace.edu. Please be advised that email is NOT a confidential method for speaking with a peer educator.

Please contact our specialist if you have additional questions or would like to make an appoinment!

Juliette Verrengia, LMSW
Phone: (212) 346-1931
Email: jverrengia@pace.edu
Office: 41 Park Row, Room 905

Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault (PAASA)
Email: paasa@pace.edu
Instagram: @paasaatpace

 

PAASA Members

 

Tinley

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.


Bella

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! 


Emily

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

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

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.