Meet the PRCC Staff

JakoraJakora Thompson, Director

Jakora Thompson (nee Holman) is an EOF graduate of Rutgers University – New Brunswick, having earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies.  Jakora has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education, including student financial aid, student development programming, advising, mentoring and leading operations tailored to provide support and advocacy for marginalized students.  Prior to joining the Paul Robeson Cultural Center her career has included working with TRIO Programs Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.  She has led initiatives focused on first-generation college students, including leading the operations for RU1st at Rutgers – New Brunswick which focuses on increasing support for first-generation college students.  She has worked with the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success for our campus efforts as a First Forward Institution. Jakora received her master’s of arts at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development studying higher education and student affairs. Her research and work interest focus on increasing equity in higher education by increasing access and success for underrepresented populations; she is currently pursuing her doctorate within the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Contact: 

Nicole Williams, Assistant Director



Joshanna Holyfield, Senior Program Coordinator

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Bryanna Mason, Administrative Assistant 

Bryanna Mason is the Administrative Assistant for the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and is a new comer to Rutgers University. Originally from the Bronx, Bryanna graduated with Bachelors of Fine Arts in Computer Arts and Animation from the Mercy College. Previously working at companies like AT &T and Walt Disney World, from customer service to the healthcare field. Her goal main is to be a helping hand and friendly face when you walk through the door of the center. Bryanna loves Disney, finding the best places to eat, and has a passion for helping people.

Building Managers

Office Assistants

Marketing / Social Media Assistants