Nsombi B. Ricketts joined The Rockefeller Foundation in January 2024 as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), where she leads strategic DEI efforts across our organization in alignment with our operational and programmatic priorities.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Nsombi served as the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pratt Institute. She also previously served as Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern University, the inaugural Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at The Graduate School at Northwestern University, and Senior Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Prior to her years in academia, Nsombi held various roles in diversity and inclusion, human resources, and marketing at American Express, AON Consulting, The Princeton Review, and Kaplan Test Prep.
Nsombi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and an MBA in Marketing, Strategy and Leadership from Goizueta Business School at Emory University as a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow.