NORTHFIELD, Vt. — As part of reopening campus to students safely and effectively for the fall semester, Norwich University’s Counseling and Wellness Center is increasing staffing to include two new mental health counselors, one of whom is also a multicultural specialist fluent in Spanish, to promote diversity and inclusion to all students.

Both positions begin Aug. 18.

Noah Goss-Woliner of Burlington, Vermont, will join the university as a mental health counselor. He was an intern at Norwich in 2018 and worked as a temporary counselor through 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Middlebury College and a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling from University of Vermont.

Both positions fulfill Norwich University’s mission to provide counseling services that support students’ psychological and personal wellness and present cross-culturally relevant mental health, wellness and resiliency programs. .

Melisa Martinez joins Norwich University from Carbondale, Illinois, as a mental health counselor and multicultural specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from St. John’s University, a Master of Arts in experimental psychology, also from St. John’s University, a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Auburn University and is a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Auburn University. She is also fluent in Spanish. 

Both positions fulfill Norwich University’s mission to provide counseling services that support students’ psychological and personal wellness and present cross-culturally relevant mental health, wellness and resiliency programs that advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

Norwich University is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which all people who participate in university programs and activities can work and/or learn together in an atmosphere free of sexual misconduct; sexual assault; domestic violence; dating violence and stalking; and discrimination. Norwich University is a community that strives to achieve the goal of equal treatment and inclusion of every student, faculty and staff member in an environment free from discrimination, harassment or intolerance.

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