Claudia Rodriguez is the director of government and community affairs for Noble. The government & community affairs (GCA) team builds the power of the Noble community by making connections, leading trainings, and pushing campuses, Noble supporters, and advocates to advance the vision of Noble. The GCA team directs collective power at influencers and elected leaders so that they make the best legislative decisions that benefit the students of Noble.
Claudia poses for a photo at Mansueto High School during a campus tour for Senator Martin Sandoval.
Why is Women’s History Month important?
Women’s History Month is extremely important because although we are taking pause to highlight the contributions of women to society there is still a lot of work to be done. Female workers, on average continue to earn around 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. The gap is even wider for women of color and that’s simply unacceptable. Its 2019, why does a gender pay gap still exist?
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the female trailblazers that paved the way for women today. I strive to celebrate women’s history all year by learning about the unacknowledged contributions of women in history that inspire me in my everyday life.
What do you want your legacy to be defined as?
I always try to lead by example, as the second oldest of six children I would hope that I was a good enough role model for my younger siblings. I’d like my legacy to be defined through them and their meaningful contributions to society.
At Noble, we are college bound. As the largest charter public school network in Chicago, Noble’s high school program exposes our students to higher education options and guides them through the collegiate application process. Through college trips, college fairs, summer college immersion programs and required academic courses, Noble demystifies the college experience and shapes students’ beliefs and confidence about higher education.