On the Ithaca College campus, Nia Nunn has been an associate professor of education, psychology, and women and gender studies since 2013. However, her impact in the Ithaca community goes back much further than that, and Nunn now “wears multiple headwraps” within the Ithaca community. In recognition of all she does for the community, the Tompkins Chamber and Tompkins Trust Company named Nunn their Community Hero of the Month for August.
“It's truly an honor to be recognized,” Nunn said. “I think of the incredible role models, and the ancestors that have fostered me thus far. I hope to continue honoring these gifts. I hope it encourages folks to cultivate joy in their communities, especially those homegrown.”
As a multifaceted community healer, Nunn credits her Ithaca roots for her ability to be the mother, activist, artist and educator that she is today.