Tabaitha Rodriguez is the President and CEO of G.I.R.L.S Achieving, a non-profit organization based in New York. Her mission is to create a safe space for young women and girls who have been impacted by inequality, poverty, violence and lack of educational attainment by creating solutions to move young women and girls from the pipeline that leads to school, society and familial rejection.
Tabaitha’s work as an advocate lead to her being awarded the 2016-2017 VIP h of the year award for her excellence, leadership and commitment to her profession while encouraging the achievement of professional women from the National Association of Professional Women. She’s also received the Outstanding Service award, Most Emergency Room Shifts Taken award and the Phenomenal Woman award for her services as a volunteer emergency room crisis counselor for the Domestic and Other Violent Emergencies (DOVE) organization at Columbia University. Tabaitha also holds certifications in resilience, school violence and intervention and the New York State Department of Health 40 hour rape crisis counseling.
Tabaitha, born and raised in the Bronx is also a single mother of two. Tabaitha received her Master’s degree in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe College and is currently in a certificate program with a concentration in Forensic Mental Health Counseling at Post University.
Tabaitha is currently part of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students and the New York Chapter for the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. Ms. Rodriguez is currently collaborating with Isaac’s Quarterly, The Confined Arts Exhibition and film project.
Speaking engagements include:
The Chili Most Radio Show based in Alabama speaking domestic violence and on the “Fight For Your Rights , a dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Stop The Violence/N’ Love with Love Campaign.
Rebirth Of A Woman Empowerment Panel, discussing the myths surrounding domestic violence with a focus on the LGBTQ community
Open Choir Movement 2017 You Will Be Heard panel discussion on Mass Incarceration in the USA.