BRIDGE is an organization that values the contributions of its members. As a result, each quarter we will highlight active members and their committment to the success of BRIDGE.
This quarter, BRIDGE would like to spotlight member, Nedra Robinson. Nedra has been an active participant on the town hall task force offering her time and ideas. She has also been a faithful supporter of BRIDGE events and partner events, including sponsoring a Bowl-A-Thon team for our annual fundraising event.
Nedra Robinson was recently appointed Deputy District Director for the Office of State Representative Ramon Romero. Nedra grew up in a military family where her father served twenty-four years in the United States Air Force. This military family upbringing helped Nedra to develop an interest in public service. Upon returning to Texas for college, she began her studies in Sociology and later earned a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
An active member of several service organizations, including American Society for Public Administrators, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nedra is passionate about community service. From 2004 to 2006, she served on the Board of Directors for a southeast Fort Worth Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) whose goal was to assist the City of Fort Worth in its efforts to revitalize the Stop Six community and surrounding neighborhoods by constructing and renovating existing homes. In addition, she has also played an active role in several local campaigns and currently serves as the member-elected president of the Meadowcreek South Homeowners Association.
Consistent with her roots in public service, Nedra's professional career has been primarily focused on education. She has been a middle school mathematics teacher, served as mathematics department chair, and a math coach. She has successfully worked with a variety of students from at-risk to gifted and talented, and in 2010, she was named "Teacher of the Year" at her school. Nedra's teaching experience further sparked her interest in social welfare policy, civic engagement as well as community and economic development, and educational policy. As such, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in the near future.
Outside of academia, Nedra enjoys spinning, weightlifting, bikram yoga, reading, researching her family's history, and parenting her two lovely children.
Nedra Robinson, changing the face of leadership!