OPBF Announces 2020 Ambassadors

April 20, 2020 – New York, NY… Omega Phi Beta Foundation (OPBF) today announces new OPBF Ambassadors, Rhina Valentin and Ode Hoppie. The two Ambassadors represent the embodiment of STEAM-related fields. With their support, OPBF continues to promote, educate and enhance their mission of providing women and high school aged girls an opportunity to study in the field of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

Rhina “La Reina” Valentin is the Founder and Creative Director of La Reina Del Barrio Inc. and the creator of COLORS OF RHINA, a variety television show.  A “Jane-of-all-trades” in the arts and entertainment industry. She is a Mother, Television Personality, Comedienne, Writer, Dancer, Producer, Director, & Choreographer. As a multiple award winning performance artist, Rhina has captured audiences with her humorous style while simultaneously demonstrating her innate ability to touch upon the realities of life. For more than a decade, she has been the popular hostess with the mostest as the infamous Cafe Con Leche Television personality for the award-winning talk show “OPEN Friday” on BronxNet TV.

Ode “PHNX” Hoppie is the Director of Student Life ad Middlesex County College. Since 2011, Ode has been working in the Student Life office at The College overseeing events being held on campus grounds and overseeing all college club organizations and meetings. Ode is also the Creator of PHNX and the Make Party Movement, contributing to podcasting and DJ’ing music. In addition, Ode and his Fiancé Vicky are the stars of The You Me We Podcast, an older millennial couple discussing parenting, personal issues and a dash of pop culture. In addition to all of these hats Ode wears, his top role is that of a Father.

“We are excited to add Rhina Valentin and Ode to the Foundation. They both have a passion for STEAM-related fields as well as providing support for our communities. Together, we recognize some of the financial challenges our community members face when pursuing higher education in these fields.”, says Betty Diaz, Marketing Chair, Omega Phi Beta Foundation.

About Us: Omega Phi Beta Foundation (OPBF) is a national, philanthropic organization committed to providing leadership, academic & community development opportunities, through educational, fundraising & grant-making initiatives, that support individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing women’s rights in STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math). For more information, visit: www.OPBFoundation.org