About J. Desiree Rodriguez

J. Desiree Rodriguez received her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Communication. She is also a certified Special Education Teacher and is currently working on her PhD in Strategic Communication.

Desiree became a published poetry author, graduated from the Youth Film Academy (YFA), and Barbizon (School of Modeling and Talent) in Northern Virginia, at the age of 17.

By the age of 19, Desiree signed with Capitol Icon Modeling and Talent Agency and was also a featured model on a billboard for Verdict Clothing line.


By the age of 22, Desiree founded her nonprofit, Always a Lady First. AALF is an empowerment and etiquette program; teaching real-world life skills.

Daily, she is a wife, mother, student, writer, and community enthusiast. Altogether, she maintains both of her careers and continues to always strive for achievement. While remaining active in her sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, she continues to be involved in her community.

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them.
May we raise them.” – Unknown
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