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Meet the Staff

Zaneta Rago-Craft, Ed.D., is the inaugural director of the Intercultural Center and began her tenure at Monmouth in the summer of 2019. Previously, Dr. Z served as the director for the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Originally from Long Branch, New Jersey, Zaneta graduated in 2010 from the Ramapo College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in history and women and gender studies and a master’s degree from New York University in higher education and student affairs administration in 2012. She also holds an Ed.D. in education, culture, and society from Rutgers University.

Dr. Z has worked in intercultural campus support for the last 10 years, including previous roles with the New York University LGBTQ Student Center, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, and Ramapo College’s Educational Opportunity Fund program and Women’s Center. She has a passion for infusing social justice education into her student affairs work with a particular interest in facilitating conversations around the intersectionality of multiple identities and oppression, art as activism, feminism, anti-racism, mentoring, LGBTQIA+ representations in the media, and multiracial experiences in a “check one box” world.

Romina Generali serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Intercultural Center. She is a graduate student at Monmouth in the Student Affairs and College Counseling (M.S.Ed.) program. After completing her undergraduate in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies at New Jersey City University, she decided to attend Monmouth to pursue a career in higher education. She is very excited to be a part of the IC, work with all of our great students, and strive to create a welcoming and equitable campus environment. As a first-generation Latina student, she knows first-hand that a center like this will enhance the college experience and empower our students.

The Center also employs a small team of undergraduate students through the Federal Work-Study program. The 2020-2021 staff include Emelyn Gonzalez (She/Her/Hers, Senior) and Kathlanda Nelson (She/Her/Hers, Junior). If you qualify for work-study and would like to join the undergraduate staff of the Intercultural Center, please email intercultural@monmouth.edu for more information.