Three staff members of RYTE Institute looking at document.

Affiliated Doctoral Students

Veronica R. Barrios

Education
MA, College of Saint Elizabeth; BA, Montclair State University
Research Interests
Sexual Abuse Prevention and Intervention; Disclosure Processes; Intersectionality; Youth Program Development and Consulting; Program Evaluation; Sibling Rivalry/Relations; Public Policy and Implementation

Veronica Barrios holds a MA degree in Forensic Psychology and Counseling where she focused her portfolio work on sexual abuse survivors. She interned at the Morris County Sexual Assault Center as an individual and group counselor for survivors of all ages. She now serves the Missionary Society of Salesian Sisters as a United States representative for the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. She also consults for the Salesian Sisters’ educational settings, creating and providing empowerment programming for the school communities. Veronica directs the summer program at Mary Help of Christians Camp, serving over 250 families each summer. She is also a Suicide Prevention trainer for the state of New Jersey.

Veronica is pursuing a PhD in Family Studies from Montclair State University. Her current research focuses on the impact of sexual abuse on siblings and families as well as the influence of intersectionality and social position on the decision to disclose sexual abuse. She joined the REDSS lab in 2012, and assists the team on various projects. She is also pursuing her Evaluation Certification.

Email
barriosv2@montclair.edu

Shaniqua Bradley

Education
MSW, Kean University, BSW, Kean University
Research Interests
At-risk adolescent youth; Youth and Family Programming; Program Development and Evaluation; Evidence-based Intervention

Shaniqua joined the REDSS lab in the fall of 2016. Shaniqua is pursuing her PhD in Family Studies. Shaniqua currently works in Hillside Public Schools in Hillside, New Jersey where she serves as a School Social Worker on the Child Study Team. Shaniqua is currently working on the PACE project for the REDSS lab.

Shaniqua enjoys working with adolescents and she has an interest in program development and evaluation. She hopes to learn all she can while working in the lab so she can continue to pursue her career goals. In her free time Shaniqua enjoys shopping, spending time with her family & friends, going to the beach, going to restaurants, going to live performance shows/musicals and traveling. She also enjoys outdoor activities like canoeing, zip lining, and white water rafting.

Office
University Hall, Room 4110
Email
bradleys7@montclair.edu

Rebecca Swann-Jackson

Rebecca Swann-Jackson
Education
MEd, Rutgers University; BA, University of North Carolina- Charlotte
Research Interests
Program Evaluation; Academic Achievement, Experiences and Socialization of Minority Boys; Father Involvement; Child Welfare

Rebecca has over ten years of experience as an evaluator of educational programs and community-based initiatives serving urban children and families. She has managed evaluations for varied clients, including school districts, state departments of education, community organizations and foundations, and child welfare agencies. An experienced methodologist, she has applied evaluation principles to projects focused on school-based programs for at-risk youth, school reform, family homelessness, community health, community revitalization, systems integration and systems change, child welfare, substance use, and school violence. Ms. Swann-Jackson has a MEd from Rutgers University, with a concentration in Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Rebecca is currently pursuing a PhD in Family Studies while also working for CREEHS at MSU. She is currently working in REDSS on the Inspire>Aspire project.

Office
University Hall, Room 4110
Phone
(973) 655-2049
Email
swannjacksor@montclair.edu

Jennifer A. Pax

Jennifer Pax Headshot
Education
MSW, Rutgers University; JD, New York School of Law at City University; BS, Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests
Adolescence and Transition to Adulthood; Life Course Development and Bioecological Model; Child Welfare; and Professional Social Work Practice

Jennifer has over ten years of work experience. She is currently on the faculty in the Master of Social Work Program at Kean University, and practices clinical social work. She teaches Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Research Methods among other courses. Prior to joining Kean, she held a directorship in healthcare and worked as a family lawyer/mediator. Jennifer is an interdisciplinary thinker and has enjoyed the collaborative nature of the students and faculty in the Doctoral Program in Family Studies. She is currently engaged in using the Panel Study for Income Dynamics (PSID), a longitudinal data set, to pursue her research interests related to the transition to adulthood.

Phone
(908) 737-4042
Email
paxj1@montclair.edu

Keisha Wint

Keisha Wint Headshot
Education
MSW, Rutgers University, BS, University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests
Educational disparities for African American preschool boys

Keisha started working in the REDSS lab in the fall of 2016. Keisha joined the REDSS lab team to work on the Inspiring Purpose project. She currently works with a local public school as part of an intervention team with preschool children. Keisha is currently pursuing her PhD in Family Studies at Montclair State University.

For fun, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family. One thing people may not know, is that Keisha was born in Jamaica and she moved to the United States as a child. As a result, Keisha said that she has an appreciation for many different cultures.

Keisha is passionate about her work with children and families. Through her lab experience, Keisha hopes to gain a “behind the scenes” perspective of research.

Office
University Hall, Room 4110
Email
wintk1@montclair.edu