Rize Consultants, LLC was founded in January 2015 by the owner Nicole Augustine.
Nicole was born in Inglewood, CA in the early 80s during the decade in America, known for the "crack epidemic". This was her first experience with social injustice, racial inequality, and the roots of trauma that plague many people of color in the US. Her story of resilience and is also a story of opportunity that came when her Grandmother relocated the family out of such a hostile environment.
Nicole found herself studying sociology and public health and was drawn to understanding the root causes of health disparities.
She received her B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University and her Master of Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health.
Throughout her career in public health, she has focused her work on understanding health disparities and social inequality. Her vision is for RIZE Consultants to be a change agent in creating shifts in the cultural norms that perpetuate racial disparities in the United States.