Mariely Moronta-Sanchez ’10
Mariely Moronta-Sanchez ’10 is the Director of Community Outreach for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. In this role, she leads the design and execution of the community outreach strategy and oversees the Community Engagement Core.
Ms. Moronta-Sanchez has spent the last decade working on community impact projects through a racial equity lens. Most recently, she worked within the New York State legislature as Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez of the 68th Assembly District. In that capacity, she developed solutions that centered primarily on divested communities in NYS. Before this role, Ms. Moronta-Sanchez developed and managed community partnerships for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She has worked on a variety of community partnerships that focused on empowering the voices of people living in public housing, addressing the needs of youth impacted by violence and connecting disenfranchised communities to resources.
Ms. Moronta-Sanchez is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She also attended The New School, pursuing a Masters in Urban Policy Analysis and Management. While a student at MMC, she was selected by then-Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer as a 2010 Civic Leader of Tomorrow.
Driven by her experience as a young wife and mother matriculating in an academic program as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at MMC, and her passion to be of service, Ms. Moronta-Sanchez recently established a fund to support students participating in the HEOP who are parents or caregivers. She is a community advocate dedicated to empowering people, and skilled at partnerships development, coalition building, program management, and strategic planning. She has three teenage children and is passionate about serving diverse communities.
Director of Community Outreach for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University