Nzingha Prescod

Division : Influencers
Nzingha is a gifted warrior of many talents, living in the footsteps of her namesake Queen Nzinga. A Brooklyn native, she's one of the most decorated athletes in USA fencing history as a 2x Olympian, World Champion, and 4x Senior World Medalist. She is a graduate of New York City's highly acclaimed Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University. She is committed to expanding access to sport, advocating for inclusive and high-quality sports education through community programming, policy, and governance. Nzingha is the Founder & Executive Director of Fencing in the Park, an NYC-based community program teaching fencing at no cost to Black and Brown youth in under-served neighborhoods. She serves on the board of USA Fencing and is a member of the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee's Council on Social and Racial Justice.