Dr. Jocelyn Rodriguez
A results-oriented executive with a strong background serving at all levels in social
services, Jocelyn Rodriguez is recognized for a keen ability to effectively translate
complex systems into tangible concepts and action plans. She has spent 15 years in
multi-service nonprofit community-based organizations at the intersection of workforce,
equity, and learning. Jocelyn completed her Doctorate in Education Leadership from the
Harvard University Graduate School of Education where she additionally became a
certified Data Wise (continuous improvement) Coach. At Harvard, Jocelyn’s teaching
fellow roles, course work and consulting focused on equity and organizational growth.
A first-generation student, bilingual in English and Spanish, she earned her bachelor’s
from CUNY Brooklyn College Macaulay Honors Program, a Masters from Columbia
University, and was the first Latina to hold office on the Board of Directors for the NYS
Early Care & Learning Council. Jocelyn is particularly interested in nontraditional levers
to increasing equity and access.
Her passion is driven by her large Latino family. She has 24 aunts and uncles, 175+
cousins, and 13 nieces and nephews whom she adores. Her Dominican roots also
inspire her love for dancing merengue, salsa, and bachata.