Erica Vazza

Erica Vazza

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-6200
Office: SHARPP, Wolff House, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Erica currently serves as the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator for SHARPP. She is responsible for developing and implementing all outreach efforts on SHARPP related services and topics for students, staff, and faculty. Additionally, she designs and coordinates all SHARPP events and awareness initiatives at UNH. She oversees SHARPP's marketing and communications efforts (Follow us on social- @UNHSHARPP)! Erica has worked collaboratively on the outreach and prevention education team to create and facilitate educational programs & trainings around interpersonal violence, consent, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention- and has been a violence prevention educator on campus for 5+ years.

Erica has worked in higher education at the University of New Hampshire for the past seven years. During her tenure, she has served as adjunct faculty for the Social Work department, Weekend Walkers Program Coordinator, and a Hall Director in Residential Life. She has served on the executive board for the New Hampshire Campus Consortium Against Interpersonal & Sexual Violence, UNH's PAT Council, Kidder Fund Committee, and Transgender Policy, Action, & Climate Committee. Erica is a co-author of UNH's Comprehensive Prevention Plan

Prior to UNH, Erica has worked in outpatient community mental health, residential treatment services, and summer camp management. Throughout her work, Erica has had the opportunity to serve a variety of populations including; students, young adults, adolescents & youth, survivors of trauma & IPV. She received her MSW from Simmons University and a B.S. in Social Work and Recreation Management & Policy, with a minor concentration in Youth & Adolescent Development from the University of New Hampshire.

Facts about Erica

  • Erica is a fierce social justice activist who's actively committed to liberation and equity
  • Halloween is her favorite holiday
  • Her most said sentence: "I'm adding this as content for my memoir".
  • Activities she enjoys: yoga, swimming, hiking, making people laugh, reading, and long walks with her dog - Basil!

Courses Taught

  • SW 623: Social Work Practice
  • SW 796: Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant
  • SW 840: Race, Culture and Oppression