Meet Roshell R. Rinkins
Roshell R. Rinkins, a Fort Lauderdale native, has built mastery in strategic sourcing, procurement, and supply-chain management honed at some of the nation’s top companies, including Apple, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Microsoft, and Goldman Sachs.
Roshell currently serves as Vice President of Grants Administration and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation headquartered in Miami, Florida. In this role, she develops and executes systems, policies, and management tools that advance grantmaking at the foundation. In her DEI capacity, Roshell is responsible for driving the foundation’s core belief to integrate DEI into every aspect of Knight’s work.
Roshell was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award bestowed by Florida A&M University’s National Alumni Association (NAA), which recognizes alumni who have made notable and documentable contributions to the University and their professions.
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"If you thrive in fast paced, innovative, and social impact-based work environments seeking to drive sustainable outcomes, then consider a career in philanthropy. I did and it was one of the best career decisions I’ve made to date."