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Meet the Staff

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Adela Caceres
Director of Office for Social Justice and Diversity
Pronouns: she, her, hers, ella
973-655-7130
Student Center, Room 112

Adela Caceres is a LatinX professional who has worked in the helping field since 2002 serving individuals and families in the areas of addiction, mental health, intimate partner violence, prevention and non-profit management.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of New Jersey and obtained her master’s degree in Counseling from Montclair State University in 2009.  She also obtained her Certificate for Executive Non-Profit Leadership from Farleigh Dickinson University in 2015.  From 2010 to the present, she has served in various leadership roles developing and growing key community programs throughout northern New Jersey providing educational programming and interventions for high risk populations.

In 2017, she joined the YWCA Union County which is the lead domestic violence agency in Union County and helped to establish the 3rd Family Justice Center in the state of NJ which was a collaboration between the YWCA, local law enforcement, and other community agencies to provide a one stop shop for survivors of domestic violence. In addition, she helped implement an important initiative at the YWCA called “Undoing Racism” with the objective of educating the staff and community partners on issues of racism as it related to their work with underserved communities.  In 2019, she joined Montclair State University as an adjunct instructor teaching graduate level courses in the Counselor education program with a strong commitment to developing rising professionals in this field.

On January 31, 2022, Ms. Caceres transitioned to full time at MSU as the Director of the Office for Social Justice and Diversity whose mission is to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment for our future leaders.

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Ebony Jackson
Assistant Director of Office for Social Justice and Diversity
Pronouns: she, her, hers
973-655-7563
Student Center, Room 113

Ebony Jackson has been working in higher education for over six years. Prior to coming to Montclair State University in February 2018, she served as the Coordinator of the Women’s Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey for a year and a half. She is dedicated to DEI programming, education, and advocacy. She shapes her approach from an intersectional lens with influence from Audre Lorde’s quote: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”

Ebony Jackson is a two-time alum of Montclair State University receiving her BA in Linguistics (2014) and her MA in Counseling with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs (2016).

Sue Pasquino, BA
Program Assistant for Office for Social Justice and Diversity/Women’s Center
Pronouns: she, her, hers
973 655-4153
Student Center, Room 113

Sue Pasquino has over 18 years’ of experience working in higher education as an administrative assistant. Previously, Sue worked as the Program Assistant for the University’s Enrollment Management and Student Academic Services offices. In 2001, Sue was a charter member of Montclair State University’s Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professional, a worldwide professional association for administrative assistants.

In the spring of 2016, Sue became the Program Assistant for the Office for Social Justice and Diversity and the Women’s Center at Montclair State University. She is very excited to work more directly with students through assisting with running the Women’s Center on campus and other programs through the Office for Social Justice and Diversity. Sue is particularly excited to be able to utilize her Women’s and Gender Studies degree that she earned in the fall of 2015.