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Nicole O'Dell Odim '88

Nicole Odim

Nicole O’Dell Odim ‘88, who has served on the Board of Managers since 2014 is an independent journalist who has worked as an assignment reporter, anchor, and producer, generating stories for local, national, and international media outlets. Her documentary work has appeared on the CBC and BBC channels, including the Pulitzer Prize- and Peabody Award-winning This World: Bad Medicine.

Odim’s work includes a book on race relations in America for which she has traveled around the country amassing more than 200 interviews. She sits on the board of Brooklyn’s Dodge YMCA, serving as chair of the programming, membership and communications committee. She also serves as a member for New York Women in Film and Television, Society of Professional Journalists, Women Independent Producers, National Association of Black Journalists. She is a former member of the advisory board of the Junior League of Brooklyn.  

Odim served on the College’s Alumni Council from 2011 to 2014. In 2017, she began serving as a member of the executive committee for the Swarthmore Black Alumni Network, as well as the NYC regional coordinator/lead event coordinator.

Odim earned a B.A. in political science with a concentration in economics from Swarthmore, as well as an M.S. in biology from New York University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.