Founding Director –  Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs (CDIMA)

Trinice Ìyá Fábùnmí McNally

Trinice Ìyá Fábùnmí McNally (she/her) is a nationally recognized transformative leader, student affairs professional, organizer, and multi-disciplinary creative committed to the liberation of oppressed people. She is passionate about developing strategies, and initiatives, and curating spaces for historically marginalized populations to transform & thrive through programmatic, advocacy & political education efforts. Trinice was born in London, England, by way of Jamaica as a grandchild of the Windrush generation. She is an Ifá practitioner in the Yoruba Tradition. She serves as Iyálòdé with her partner Olùwó Bàbá Ifálòwó Ajośe Adéòlá, where they preside over Ijó Ifà Ogùndá Másà, an Esín Ibìlé Oriśa Temple (Traditional Ifá/Oriśa worship)based in Hyattsville, MD.

Trinice currently serves as the founding director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), founding organizer of the Envisioning Safety On Our Campuses Now Project (ESOC NOW), and is the founding director/CEO of TJM Forward Culture, Education, and Organizing Group, a creative educational consultant agency committed to developing art, program and organizing initiatives that mobilize societal change & transformation. She believes in the collective power of harnessing indigenous ancestral lineages, transnational organizing, and cultural work to educate, mobilize, heal and inspire change across spaces.