Tomika Rodriguez joined the Athena Center in 2012 as our Leadership Development Training Manager. Her primary responsibility is managing the Leadership Labs and supporting students in developing their personal and professional leadership capacity. She also contributes to the Athena Center’s customized leadership development programs by assisting in the development and launch of Athena’s offerings.
Rodriguez joined the Athena Center from DePaul University where she created and managed successful academic retention, leadership and empowerment programs for underrepresented students including, Women Empowered, one of the few national identity-based programs for college-aged women of color. Rodriguez earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/PR from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and her Master of Education from North Carolina State University. She has also served as a Residence Hall Director and as a diversity educator, advocate, and facilitator both nationally and abroad.
A resident of New York City, Vilardi graduated from New York University with a BA in Politics and Gender Studies.
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