Wanda I. Camacho-Maron, Psy.D.
Director of Student Accessibility Services; faculty
- B.A., Suffolk University
- M.S.W., Simmons School of Social Work
- Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Camacho-Maron became Director of Student Accessibility Services in January 2013.
Prior to holding this position Dr. Camacho-Maron was part of the counseling team at Fisher College’s Counseling Center for two years. Dr. Camacho-Maron is co-owner of Dana Group Associates, a 25-year-old multi-disciplinary psychotherapy practice employing 16 clinicians and serving the metro west population. Dr. Camacho-Maron has extensive experience providing mental health services to young adults and has worked at The College of the Holy Cross, as well as Tufts University Counseling Center where she served for nine years. Dr. Camacho-Maron has also provided counseling services to Latino/Spanish speaking clients of all ages at Cambridge Hospital as well as the South End Community Center, the Black Stone School, and the Josiah Quincy Elementary School where she counseled intellectually gifted students. Dr. Camacho-Maron’s research has focused on the effects of higher education on Puerto-Rican mother-daughter relationships; social workers knowledge, attitudes and experience with AIDS, as well as available/preferred treatment forms for HIV treatment. Dr. Camacho-Maron is the recipient of the Tufts University Hall of Diversity Award granted to professionals for their outstanding commitment to promoting diversity within the Tufts University undergraduate as well as graduate student populations.
As a professional with a diverse cultural background and a psychological perspective, I believe that learning should include self-exploration for developmental growth. The process of learning and growing in an academic institution is an evolving dynamic that must involve a reciprocal relationship of openness and trust between student and professor.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”— Mahatma Gandhi. I was raised by my grandmother, an uneducated woman that came from rural Puerto Rico. She taught me what it means to
“Be the change I want to see in the world.” It is through this relationship with my students that I hope to inspire the change I would like to see in them.