About J. Desiree

Meet Our Founder

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. Daily, she is a 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.

J. Desiree is also CPR AED Program Certified 

(Supported by the American Heart Association Heartsaver)

Exp: 02/2022

Always a Lady First, Inc.

Founded: Spring 2015 

Location: Tampa, FL

Status: 501(c) 3

Nonprofit Corporation 

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