Nia Richardson

Communications and Special Events Coordinator

Nia Richardson began working with Meals on Wheels Durham in the summer of 2021 and is a communications and events professional who believes storytelling is the building block of any effective communication campaign or experience. After graduating from The University of Alabama summa cum laude in 2015 and earning her Master’s Degree a year later, she jumpstarted her career working for the athletic communication departments at Appalachian State University and The University of Alabama. Nia later transitioned into higher education, where she served as the Assistant Director of Communications and Events at Birmingham-Southern College for over two years.

Formerly a Division I student-athlete at Alabama, Nia threw the weight, hammer, and javelin throw for the Crimson Tide Track and Field Team from 2012-2015, and became a two-time Capital One Academic All-American.