Nina Rodriguez

Paralegal Claims Analyst, Personal Planners Inc.

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“I learned a lot from my MBA,” she says proudly. “I really matured as an individual and really found my voice and confidence to be a part of these big organizations.”
The best way to describe Nina Rodriguez, MBA graduate from the Morris Graduate School of Management, is social advocate. She is the founder and creator of Morris Women, an organization that began from the early stages of an I-Center Project and evolved over time. Nina started the Morris Women program because she saw a need for such an organization for women in business. She firmly believes it is important for women to identify “other women mentors who are in your field willing to help you.” Along with being an advocate for women in business, Nina is also an advocate for poverty issues and spends much of her time educating the public about fighting against extreme poverty.  She is a former Congressional District Leader for the ONE campaign, cofounded by Bono from the musical group U2. As a member of ONE, Nina’s role was to bring awareness about global poverty, asking volunteers to write letter to members of Congress concerning particular Bills that were being passed with regards to poverty issues, requesting aid for life saving medicines to third-world countries, and uniting political parties to support the fight against extreme poverty. Nina credits the Morris Graduate School of Management for providing her with the passion to become an advocate for others. “I learned a lot from my MBA,” she says proudly. “I really matured as an individual and really found my voice and confidence to be a part of these big organizations.”
 
Nina currently works as a paralegal, and views her role as the “mini lawyer” taking on cases that deal with unemployment compensation. In addition, she is presently pursuing her second degree concentration from Robert Morris University in Finance and Management. Nina aspires to one day work in Compliance Banking or in Legal Compliance.  Her latest passions have aligned with her coursework as she wishes to ensure banks and other big businesses are operating according to regulation rules. When Nina is not in class, at work, or advocating for those in need, she can be found reading books, going to museums, listening to jazz, and collecting old records and says happily, “I am always in the record store.”