C. Nicole Mason, PhD

Author and Executive Director, CR2PI at the Washington Area Women's Foundation

C. Nicole Mason heads up CR2PI at the New York Women's Foundation and is the author of Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America (St. Martin's Press). Her commentary and writing have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, POLITICO, The Nation, The Progressive, Spotlight on Poverty, USA Today, ESSENCE Magazine, The Washington Post and on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and NBC, among other outlets. She lives between Brooklyn, New York & Washington, DC. She's also a mom to twins Charli and Parker.