Director of Community Partnerships – Forward Through Ferguson
An equity-minded and passionate systems thinker and community builder, Nichole Murphy (she/her), MSW, is committed to challenging herself and confronting systems that perpetuate inequity. In this role, she looks forward to being closer and more accountable to BIPOC, particularly Black and Brown, communities. Nichole is also a founding board member of 4theVille, a community-based tourism and arts organization created by Ville residents and community volunteers in order to restore pride in the legacy of the historic African American neighborhood and inspire reinvigorated community. Originally from the Baltimore area, Nichole has been in St. Louis – off and on – since beginning her studies at Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. Most recently, she served as a Community Engagement Coordinator working with Washington University students, staff, faculty, and community partners to further ethical and effective community engagement and partnerships.