Milagros Marrero-Johnson '95
BA, Social Work
Milagros Marrero-Johnson is director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work. Prior to joining the UConn staff, in July of 2004, Marrero-Johnson served as the director of Community Services at The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford for seven-and-a-half years.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from WestConn in 1995. Subsequently, she went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996, where she specialized in Community Organization. Marrero-Johnson, who is a native of Connecticut, grew up in Danbury. Having spent several years outside the state while undertaking educational and professional endeavors, she returned to her home state to make a difference in the lives and communities of people in need. Over the years, she has been involved in community initiatives that included serving on the City of Hartford’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Commission, the End Hunger Connecticut!, Inc., Community Partners for Food Advisory Board and the National Association of Social Workers Community Organizer’s Network. She also developed a comprehensive support program for grandparents and relative caregivers who were raising their grandchildren and/or kin.
In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. she
is married to Tishay Johnson, and has two beautiful children, Destiny, age
5, and Tishay Jr., age 3.