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dr. saul petersen
Dr. Saul Petersen is Executive Director of New Jersey Campus Compact (NJCC), a 501c3 higher education presidents' coalition focused on supporting community prosperity through purposeful community engagement. Dr. Petersen joined the Campus Compact leadership in 2010 and became director at NJCC in 2013, since which time the coalition has grown from a staff of 1 and a budget of $100,000 to a total FY18 budget of $1M and a team of 22 living and giving in New Jersey.
Sarahdjie "JiJi" Monosiet
Sarahdjie, fondly referred to as JiJi, is the Associate Director for the NJ Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program as well as the Engaged NJ Communications Manager. Originally from Haiti, she is a William Paterson University alumni with dual degrees in Psychology and Liberal Arts (concentration in History and English). Sarahdjie has completed a term as the VISTA Leader for the first NJCC AmeriCorps VISTA cohort,as well as a Bonner AmeriCorps VISTA service term with PEI Kids Inc. As a NJ resident with a history of volunteerism and community service, Sarahdjie hopes to raise the awareness of the passion that New Jersey residents have for volunteering to improve their communities. She also looks forward to broadcasting that in turn, those volunteer experiences will further develop the workforces that will help New Jersey thrive. In her spare time she enjoys making dance videos with her 10 year old daughter
As EngagedNJ's coordinator, Justin Lesko manages content for EngagedNJ's quarterly newsletters and coordinates the production of the project's monthly webinars. Prior to this role, Justin served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader with New Jersey Campus Compact for 2016-17. His AmeriCorps experience began as a tutor, mentor and afterschool program coordinator with City Year Philadelphia, serving at Bethune K-8 in North Philly in 2015-16. He is a 2015 Rutgers graduate, double-majoring in Political Science and Journalism and Media Studies, and currently attends the Master in City and Regional Planning Program at the Bloustein School at Rutgers. He likes to spend his free time at the beach with his dog or training for half-marathons.