Javita Indra Nauth
Mental Health, Education Programming Specialist
Javita is passionate about social justice, women’s empowerment, quality education, mental health awareness, and investing in the future generation. She enjoys working with children, young adults, families, and local members of the community by providing support to diverse populations, in order to contribute to the overall success within underserved communities. She is a graduate of The City College of the City University of New York with double majors in Psychology and History. Javita is currently pursuing her Master's degree at The Columbia University School of Social Work. Her experiences range from working as a volunteer at local non-profits and student researcher on challenging and rewarding longitudinal research studies to Health Homes Care Coordination. Javita is a Global Youth Ambassador at TheirWorld, advocating for early childhood education and is passionate about promoting the United Nations 2030 agenda on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Javita's most rewarding experiences were tutoring kindergarteners from low-income families to help build their literacy, social, and cognitive skills needed to succeed in kindergarten as an AmeriCorps volunteer, along with fundraising and online advocating for women and children of domestic violence. In addition, she is a part of a grassroots fundraising organization called Gather4Good, Inc. She is currently a member of the International Honor Society in Psychology (PSI CHI), the National History Honor Society (Phi Alpha Theta), the Eastern Psychological Association of Graduate Students (EPAGS), and the National Association for Social Workers. In her pastime, Javita enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures, swimming, and painting. Javita is a firm believer in cultivating a curious mind and learning outside the classroom. She is always looking for new, fresh, and innovative opportunities to collaborate in meaningful advocacy and community service.