Program Manager: Academics
Originally from California, Bianca has always been an advocate for educational spaces that empower students of color. Bianca graduated from Brown with her Sc.B in Educational Neuroscience in 2016, and her M.Ed. in Elementary and Bilingual Education from UCLA in 2018. During her three years in Los Angeles, she taught middle school as a founding teacher at Equitas Academy and focused her teaching practice on centering student voices. Bianca joined SquashBusters Providence in August 2019 and works in academics with Del Sesto Middle School students.
An alum of SquashBusters, Rodney graduated from the program in 2010 and went on to Bates College where he majored in Rhetoric and minored in Education. After graduating in 2014, Rodney returned to SQB Boston to work with both the middle and high school teams, helping students develop on and off the court. After transferring to SquashBusters Providence, Rodney moved into the role of Program Director of the site, assisting with recruiting students and continuing to support them on and off the court.
Christian was born and raised in Providence, RI. After completing General Studies at Community College of Rhode Island, he transferred to Rhode Island College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2019. Christian worked as a teacher’s aide for Providence Public Schools while in college and fell in love with education and pedagogy. After graduation, he continued his work in classrooms as a behavior specialist as well as a substitute teacher before joining SquashBusters. Christian is passionate about education and social justice issues. He is looking forward to helping in the development and implementation of instructional materials and curriculum programs that will allow SquashBusters students to thrive.
Program Coordinator: Squash
Nina earned her B.A. from Yale University where she was a member of the squash, tennis and lacrosse teams. She also holds an M.A. in Journalism from NYU. She was Managing Editor at Tennis Week Magazine and Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Publications at the Darden School at UVA before taking time off to start a family. While raising her three girls, she was able to coach lacrosse and squash for more than 15 years. In addition, she served on the board of Barrington Education Foundation which provides grants that support the enrichment of all students within Barrington Public Schools. She is excited to be working for SqB where she can combine her love of athletics and education to help enhance the lives of SqB students.