Evita Turquoise Robinson graduated from Iona College in 2006 as her undergrad Commencement Speaker, and now holds a Board of Director position with their Alumni Association.
Since her first taste of Europe at the age of twenty-one, Evita Robinson (Evie), has been to over twenty countries and lived on three different continents, including France, Japan, and Thailand. After a year and a half of traveling around the world, she put her degree in Television/Video Production to use, videotaping her life on the NomadnessTV web series. Evie came back to New York on a mission to bridge her love of production and a newfound need for travel.
In September 2011, she created the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social community for travelers all around the world, who have the similarity of an urban background and were looking for likeminded travelers to connect with around the world. Nomadness was the first of it's kind targeting diverse millennial travelers, in the newly coined 'urban travel movement'.
From the success of the online group, Evie thrust herself into the world of entrepreneurship, and in April 2012, launched the business home for all things Nomadness and travel oriented, Nomadness LLC. The group now currently surpasses 13,000 international members, with over 50,000 passport stamps.
May 22, 2015 Nomadness launched the travel web docuseries, The NOMADNESS Project, Co- Executive Produced by Issa Rae and Evita, housed on her YouTube channel of over 200,000 subscribers.
On August 3rd, 2015 Nomadness officially announced a merchandise partnership with the popular line, Rue 107, for their first ever swimsuit collection, again innovating the reach of the travel group.
The continuation of innovating the urban travel space has landed Nomadness in the pages of The New York Times, EBONY, ESSENCE, Entrepreneur.com, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Mashable.com, airtime on CNN.com and News One, Facebook Stories, NBC4NY, MSNBC's former Melissa Harris Perry Show, and as a travel expert regular on the tri-state area's award winning PIX11 news out of New York City. To date, one of the biggest campaigns Nomadness has been featured in, was with Evita as a part of Oxygen Channel's 'In Progress' during Black History Month 2016.
Nomadness spearheaded #NMDN in September 2015, the first alternative travel conference of its kind, targeting diverse urban millenials. The conference sold out and featured the likes of worldwide hip-hop artist Pharaoh Monch, Simone Amelia, Travelista Teri, Oneika The Traveller, and Jubril Agoro, to name a few. The followup conference is Saturday, Sept. 24th 2016 in New York City. Information can be found at nmdnconference.com.
Previously, while in New York City, Evita worked in televsion and film production. Her resume included production work with names such as A&E, HBO, MTV, BET, BBC, TURNER, the reality travel series JET SET ZERO, and Spike Lee’s 40 ACRES AND A MULE FILMWORKS.
She now serves as a keynote speaker, mastermind behind online courses, and continues her love of seeing the world with Nomadness, while writing her first book.
Countries I've been to: Japan, Jamaica, Panama, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Spain, Dominican Republic, Samoa, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Indonesia (Bali), South Africa, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Belize, Brasil, Puerto Rico (US Commonwealth), Tanzania.
Favorite Quote: 'Step out on nothing, and land on something." Dr. Cornel West
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