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Rickkay King

Studio Associate, Spring 2019

Rickkay L.T. King is a new Studio Associate with the Harwood Institute. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Rickkay’s interest surround Male Studies, Mental Health Awareness and promoting International Education. As a Studio Associate with the Harwood Institute Rickkay is eager to utilize his previous work with disadvantaged communities and sharpened research skills, gained from his ongoing education, to assist with the institutes long standing history of community development.

As the President and CEO of The Now Boarding Corporation, a non-profit organization he founded in 2015, Rickkay promotes the importance of studying abroad to minority males. As an avid traveler Rickkay understands the importance of cross-cultural learning and is adamant on utilizing his knowledge to help create and influence the next generation of global leaders. Prior to his recent relocation to the DMV area he lived in Los Angeles, CA for six years, where he started his non-profit organization and simultaneously worked at a residential treatment center for teens. He has an extensive history with youth development and non-profit organizations and is excited to expand his knowledge and skill set while serving at the Harwood Institute.

Rickkay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University in 2011. He obtained a Master of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Global Leadership & Change at Pepperdine University. Rickkay’s hobbies include traveling, reading and mentoring.