Marlaina "Nina" Rodriguez
MPA Fellows, Class of 2021
Program Coordinator, Family Promise of Central Connecticut
Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez is a US Navy veteran who served on the USS Comstock (LSD-45) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After being honorably discharged from the US Navy in 2003, Nina began to work in the property management industry, and eventually served 10 years as the Business Manager for a nonprofit housing developer. Currently, she serves as the Program Coordinator for Family Promise of Central Connecticut, a family shelter program located in New Britain.
Nina graduated Summa Cum Laude from Woodbury University with a BA in Organizational Leadership in 2013. Last spring, she moved from Los Angeles to Connecticut to attend the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing master’s degrees in social work and public administration.
In her spare time Nina enjoys participating in social justice activism, going on hikes, and playing softball.