Nicole le Roux, MA
le Roux’s work focuses on diversity and inclusion, white privilege, LGBTI issues, gender/power-based violence, reproductive justice, youth leadership, and collective responses to trauma. In her work in the US and abroad, le Roux has trained hundreds of educators, therapists, business leaders, and activists in facilitation methodologies. She has worked with organizations ranging from academic institutions (e.g. African Gender Institute University of Cape Town, Clark University, and Hampshire College) to grassroots projects (e.g. Educo Africa and Triangle Project) and international organizations (e.g. Save the Children, International Food Policy Research Institute, and International Planned Parenthood Federation). In 2010 she co-founded "I Am Somebody!,” a South Africa-based nonprofit organization. In her role as director over a six-year period, the organization implemented long-term youth mentorship programs with 18-25 year olds from diverse cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds.
In addition to her work running similar projects for other nonprofit organizations such as the Cape Leopard Trust, le Roux has served as a founding board member and financial officer for Women in Sexual Health Associates and as an advisory committee member of Youth Action Net. She is currently serving on the board of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition. le Roux has extensive experience supporting organizations with strategic planning, staff development, storytelling methodologies, facilitation, and organizational development. She holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and is currently working toward a doctoral degree in International Educational Policy and Leadership at UMass Amherst.
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