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Nicaya Rapier – ILAACP

Nicaya Rapier

Nicaya Rapier

Healthier Choices – Healthier Families Coordinator

312-850-4444 Ext. 223

As the Healthier Choices – Healthier Families Coordinator, Nicaya coordinates activities in the Healthier Choices – Healthier Families Program. Nicaya’s work encompasses violence prevention, community building, positive youth development, and health promotion.

She has over eight years of clinical research assistant experience, including general and sports medicine, psychiatry, and women’s HIV. Nicaya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago and her graduate work concentrated on Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. She has a passion for reducing health inequities and advocating for social justice for all. Nicaya is committed to serving the community in a variety of ways. She attributes her enthusiasm to encourage and engage public health and faith community partnerships to her experiences serving in her local church.

Where is your favorite destination in the world?

Believe it or not, my favorite destination in the world is New York City. Not only do I love the vibe of the different city neighborhoods, I also am intrigued by the city’s ability to offer something fresh each time I visit. There’s never a dull moment in NYC, and the east coast accents are awesome.

What is your favorite quote?

“Life loves the liver of it.” –Maya Angelou

What three things are on your bucket list?

  • Make a documentary, including footage from skydiving, which she also hopes to accomplish
  • Live in another country for some time, preferably one in Africa
  • Play basketball with President Barack Obama