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Meet Nykeba Corinaldi 

Community developer Gowanus 

Nykeba means Courageous One in Swahili and is best pronounced as Nuh·kee·bah. Originally from Maryland, she happily calls New York City her home. She still manages to use Old Bay seasoning on everything. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a minor in Global Enterprise Technology from Syracuse University. When she isn’t collaborating and community building, she enjoys handcrafting luxurious skincare formulas. Nykeba founded Cori Rene to share her natural remedies with the world. She has a passion for digital media, photography, cooking, biking, and bouldering.