About J. Desiree Rodriguez


Hi! Let me introduce myself: I'm J. Desiree Rodriguez, an author, host, writer, community enthusiast, and most importantly, a mom. Through hard work and passion, I have managed to transform my life and even the darkest of events into a positive force that guides me every day. This is my story.

I received a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degrees in Communication and I’m currently working on my PhD in Strategic Communication. 

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

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

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

Altogether, I maintain both of my careers and continue to always strive for achievement. While remaining active in my sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, I continue to be involved in my community.

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