Maren Greathouse serves as Director of the Tyler Clementi Center. She oversees all strategic planning, research efforts, academic initiatives, external partnerships and operations. Prior to assuming this role, Maren founded and served as the inaugural Director of the LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center at Rutgers University-Newark, Director of LGBT Student Development at Towson University and Student Support Specialist at the LGBT Campus Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maren graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Masters of Science degree in Social Responsibility, a program grounded in the study of social identity politics, structural oppression, and the social responsibility of individuals, organizations, governments and the private sector. Maren is currently pursuing a terminal degree in Higher Education Leadership with the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include equity and diversity, student affairs praxis and class dynamics in higher education.
Nikita Correa is the Program Coordinator for the Center and heads up our digital engagement efforts. She is a graduate of Rutgers University-Douglass College, where she discovered her passion for advocacy and student wellness. Nikita has worked with young people and professionals in the JJC, public and private schools, universities and faith-based communities. With her background in human sexuality she has served as program coordinator for the LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center at Rutgers University- Newark and a trainer for Answer- Sex Ed, Honestly. “My ultimate goal is to ensure that all individuals have access to resources that will help them thrive, and to keep people talking about the important issues that impact teens and young adults.”