Born in Jamaica, and raised in Hartford, CT since the age of seven, Nordia has always shown interest in social issues. Taking a vested interest in community development, social justice, and educational inequality, she has organized several research and service projects in Ghana, Jamaica, and Hartford. After earning her Bachelors of Arts in American Studies with concentrations in International Studies and Africana Studies from Williams College, she served in the AmeriCorps Program, Public Allies, where she received a citation from the Secretary of State, Denise Merrill, for her work in the Community Development and Civic Engagement Office at the Hartford Public Library. After serving as a Career Counselor and Workforce Development Specialist at the American Job Center, her dedication to Social Justice and experience in workforce development propelled her to complete her Master of Social Work in Administration at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in May 2015.
Currently, she is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives overseeing the Health CareeRx Academy and Youth Programing at The WorkPlace. As Program Director of the Health CareeRx Academy, she oversees an amazing team and the administration of $4 million in annual grants to assist people in getting access to training and employment in the healthcare field.