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Meet the Health Promotion Staff

Paula A. Madrigal, MSW
Assistant Director of Prevention and Health Promotion
Weigel Health Center for Health Promotion
Weigel Wellness Center Room 102A

Hello, my name is Paula Madrigal and I am the Assistant Director for Prevention and Health Promotion at the Weigel Health Center for Health Promotion. I have been with health promotions for over 10 years. I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love. I served on the board of directors as the Region III representative for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and in October 2015 I completed my second term as the Director of the NASW New York State Chapter, Western Divsion and a member of the NASW NYS Board of Directors. I graduated with my BSW from Buffalo State in 2011 and my MSW from the UB School of Social Work as an Arthur Schomburg Fellow in 2012.

I have worked in the following areas:

homeless/jail diversion
criminal justice
social justice
crisis intervention
mental health first aid
mental health and substance abuse
alcohol and other drugs 
tobacco free policy education and implementation
vaping and marijuana
sexual assault and interpersonal violence
bystander intervention
advocacy and strategic planning

I love working at SUNY Buffalo State and the students (from ALL majors)! I welcome students to come visit me, ask questions and learn more about Weigel Health Promotion. One fun fact about me: I am ½ Colombian and fluent in Spanish. It feels like a secret super power sometimes.

Media Mentions

Fusion "How men learn about sexual consent" (June 13, 2016)

Sexual assult prevention at Buffalo State College making a difference (November 1, 2015)

Two area campuses dealing with recent sex assault cases (October 26, 2015)

NPR (National Public Radio) This American Life 557: Birds & Bees (May 15, 2015)

Fusion (ABC News) "Lets stop comparing sex to baseball" (June 2, 2015)

'I Love Consent' Workshop Featured on NPR, Fusion Website (June 2, 2015)

Buff State community fights to stop sex assault (April 16, 2015)

Red Cross Assisting 45 Residents Following Holiday Weekend Fires (July 10, 2012)

If you are a Buffalo State College or SUNY student interested in applying for an internship or other office/health ambassador experience (including all volunteers and/or sanctioned students requiring service hours) please email Paula Madrigal




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