Nicole Dela Cruz, BSW
Nicole Dela Cruz serves as the Executive Coordinator for IJRD, helping to smooth operations, meet deadlines, and ensure that the Institute meets stated goals and objectives. Prior to this position, Ms. Dela Cruz worked as a Graduate Research Technician honing her expertise in research methodology and supporting all IJRD communications, including spearheading social media campaigns and helping to build the website. Before joining IJRD, Dela Cruz interned with the Leon County Sheriff's Office and the Leon County Detention Facility, working closely with incarcerated individuals, reentry service providers, and law enforcement. During these experiences, she noted the profound need for amplifying the connection between social work and criminal justice.
Dela Cruz holds a BSW from the Florida State University and will graduate with an MSW in August 2019.