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Nina Rivers

Program Administrator

Nina is a program administrator at MDC. She is originally from North Charleston, South Carolina, and has always had a passion for advocating for underserved communities in the South. Nina began working in field organizing for political campaigns in the low country region of South Carolina. Her work in political organizing allowed her to see the challenges that many Southern communities face accessing resources and economic opportunity.

Nina’s experience in political organizing eventually led her to MDC, where she focuses her skills on philanthropy-based projects aimed at helping Southern communities thrive. Growing up in a rural community in South Carolina she understands firsthand the importance of access to quality education, healthcare, and economic opportunity.

During her time at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Nina organized several educational events that connected black community leaders with students and faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout both North and South Carolina. These events were designed to foster meaningful conversations and create a plan on how to create change in local communities.

Nina is committed to using her expertise and talents to help create a more equitable South, and to ensure that all Southern communities have the resources and support they need to thrive.