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Nadia Lewis

Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness (CCU)

Vice President of Human Resources and the Center of InterculTUral Excellence

Member, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness

nadia lewis
Degrees & Certificates

B.S. in International Business and Nutrition from the University of Cincinnati
M.S. in Organizational Leadership with a focus degree in Human Resource Management and
Strategic & Global Leadership from Colorado State University Global Campus
Certified Facilitator for Fierce as well as Bridges Out of Poverty; SHRM-CP.

I am from the beautiful island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the southern Caribbean. Our beautiful island is its own vibrant, multi-ethnic community comprising of African’s, Portuguese, and Carib Indians which is much of my own heritage. My mother and I came to the United States when I was five years old on a green card. My mother worked multiple jobs as a nanny, cleaning homes, a restaurant cook and then later on completing her schooling to become a CNA. I went everywhere with my mother and would often help clean the homes with her every weekend as a child. My mom worked days and nights just so I can have the opportunity to have the education she was never able to have. I graduated from SCPA (School for Creative and Performing Arts) where I ended my senior year with my play being selected by, American Playwright, Edward Albee and he produced a play about a little island girl with big dreams. I always felt like a fish out of water as the Caribbean culture was always a huge part of me and didn’t always translate the same in the world I was now in. I danced freely to the rhythm of steel drums, I found retreat in reggae, I came alive to soca and I found a spiritual connection to calypso. These are the sounds that my boys are accustomed to and can sing along to the same songs which are anthems to West Indian culture. I am a first-generation college student and have come to embrace and value the lessons learned from my challenges growing up, as those same lessons will allow me to better prepare my boys for their journey in this world but to know they can always dream big with love and full of joy for that is the Caribbean way.