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Jade Rodgers, originally from Sacramento, CA, serves as Principal for Jadesirëe Consulting . In 2008, she received a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Reconciliation Studies from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Rodgers' philosophy is deeply tied to Ubuntu “my humanity is tied to your humanity.”
Professionally, Rodgers has over 15 years of experience working in schools and youth development non-profit organizations in California, Minnesota, Louisiana, D.C., and South Africa. Rodgers' experience collaborating with educators, activists, and mental health professionals across the nation has fueled her passion for transforming systems and policies impacting disenfranchised communities, including holding space as a ‘Circle Keeper’ or Restorative Justice Facilitator. Rodgers has roughly raised $5.5 million for non-profits through grant writing, individual giving, events, and fundraisers over the past 7 years.
In 2018, Rodgers was selected to join the 4.0 Tiny Fellowship in New Orleans to create an equitable model for the educational system. Also in 2018, Rodgers was selected from thousands of top graduate students and professionals to complete a high-impact project for black and brown boys in Washington, DC as an Education Pioneers Fellow.
Rodgers is a 2021 NELP (Nehemiah Emerging Leader Program) Class XII Fellow and
Overall, she has made it her life’s work and commitment to positively impact BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and vulnerable communities through healing, authenticity, and empowerment.
Rodgers is married to the love of her life, Gino, and has a beautiful two-year-old. In her spare time, she enjoys playing her ukulele, singing jazz music, and traveling.
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
– Audre Lorde