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About Nicole Rodriguez-Rowe

Assistant Director, Strategic Alliances

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Nicole Rodriguez-Rowe (she/her) is an artist, activist, and educator committed to "reindigenizing" educational, artistic, and wellness spaces. Nicole serves the Leadership Brainery team as the inaugural Assistant Director for Strategic Alliances, supporting and innovating recruitment and engagement efforts, and managing the HBCU Ambassador Internship.


A New Jersey native, Nicole identifies as Afro-Latina and is the eldest child of immigrants from Costa Rica, making her the first in her immediate family to receive a college education. Nicole received her Bachelor's degree from Boston College in 2019, majoring in Applied Psychology & Human Development and minoring in History and African & African Diaspora Studies. Nicole went on to receive her Master's degree from Boston College in 2021, studying Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology.


Nicole has several years of professional experience with DEI strategic initiatives, curriculum development, anti-racist programming, workshop facilitation, and social justice. As an artist and professional photographer, Nicole utilizes her camera as a tool of resistance, empowerment, and truth-telling. During her time living in Roxbury, MA, Nicole was involved in various community organizations, protests, and demonstrations in the greater Boston area and collaborated with other activists, artists, healers and community organizers.


Currently, Nicole is preparing to apply to doctoral programs in Cultural Anthropology and is furthering her skills in community-building, applied psychology, and nonprofit management to continue serving and collaborating with diverse communities across the country and throughout the world.

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