Nicole Sussner Rodgers

Nicole Sussner Rodgers is the Founder and Executive Director of Family Story, a think tank founded to recognize, validate, and protect the many ways individuals form and re-form families. Nicole is a social entrepreneur and an expert in the changing family who specializes in communications and research in the public interest. She is also the founder of RoleReboot.org, a site dedicated to storytelling and social critique, rethinking “traditional” family and bucking expectations about gender roles, which launched in 2011.

As a former Vice President at Fenton, the nation’s premier public interest communications firm, Rodgers ran Fenton’s branding and messaging practice for the D.C. office and was part of the Education and Women’s practice groups. Previously, she was a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, studying political communication. Nicole received her undergraduate education at Northwestern University where she graduated cum laude with a degree in social policy and a concentration in gender studies. She has presented at conferences and events across the country and her writing has been published widely, including multiple times on the Washington Post Opinion page.

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