Marlaina "Nina" Rodriguez
MPA (Fellows), 2021
Executive Director, 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 Executive Director for Family Promise of Central Connecticut, a nonprofit service coordination program dedicated to fighting family homelessness located in New Britain.
Nina graduated Summa Cum Laude from Woodbury University with a BA in Organizational Leadership in 2013. Nina earned her master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Connecticut.
In her spare time Nina enjoys participating in social justice activism, going on hikes, and playing softball.