Nicole Angela Tinson – Dillard University
Class of 2014 | Political Science
“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.”-Dorothy Irene Height Biographies tend to be filled with a list of all the amazing things people have done in life, but what is a biography without a true understanding of a person’s background? Nicole Angela Tinson has made it her purpose in life to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances and sociological perspective of African-Americans and other underserved communities in the world.
Nicole grew up in South Central Los Angeles to a single mother who pushed her to be all that she could be while always keeping the importance of serving the community in mind. After her older brother was killed in a drive-by shooting, Nicole became dedicated to bettering the world, one day at a time. Nicole is dedicated to social justice, and transforming the way the world looks, thinks and acts towards people who are marginalized. She is an advocate for issues including gun violence prevention, education, mass incarceration, domestic violence and sexual assault, and civil rights.
Nicole is a graduate of Dillard University’s class of 2014 where she earned a BA in Political Science and introduced Michelle Obama at the commencement exercises. While at Dillard, she was actively involved, and served as senior and junior class president as well as NAACP president. Her involvement earned her the William Sutton Prize for Best All Around Student. Nicole was initiated into the Beta Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. while at Dillard and served on the social action committee. Nicole was also selected as a White House Initiative on HBCUs All Star.
Nicole is currently studying at Yale’s Divinity School, aspires to integrate faith and politics to advance her community. She intends to one day run for office and become the first Black woman Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Nicole recently started Jobs R 4You, Inc. JR4U operates with a particular emphasis to curb violence in urban communities, by promoting economic justice, raising awareness about the inequalities that take place and inspiring people to live better lives.