Nicole Rodriguez grew up in a border city named El Centro, CA, where they discovered their passion for human rights advocacy specifically within immigrant communities. Nicole attended UC San Diego where they majored in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on Race and Sexuality and minored in Dance. After graduating college in 2015, Nicole moved to San Francisco to gain more access to the non-profit sector and youth work. Before becoming the Associate Director for SF Youthworks, Nicole served youth in San Francisco through AmeriCorps, Youth Art Exchange, MYEEP, and Upward Bound. In their spare time, Nicole likes to play sports, workout, and hang out with their pet newt.