Nikole Collins-Puri

Executive Director

Nikole Collins-Puri is a social justice visionary, strategist, advocate and mentor who has committed her life to unleashing the potential of untapped communities. Nikole’s work with URU is based in strategy planning, particularly around Collective Impact. She is also a facilitator for Building Bridges: The Power of the Sisterhood.

Outside of URU, Nikole is the CEO of Techbridge Girls, a nonprofit organization that excites, educates and equips girls from low-income communities through STEM, empowering them to pursue STEM careers and achieve economic mobility and financial security as adults. Prior to Techbridge Girls, Nikole worked at AT&T where she spearheaded their diversity and inclusion efforts, at the College Board where she advised states on their college completion strategy for Black and Latinx students, and at the Women’s Foundation of California where she advanced women’s economic security by supporting and awarding grants to visionary grassroots organizations.

Nikole earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida and her M.P.A. in from Baruch College, City University of New York. [ANY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS?]