RaShod Hardnick is an Austin native dedicated to empowering underserved populations. After graduating from LBJ High School, RaShod attended Texas State University, where he earned a BBA in Management. RaShod has spent over ten years as a social worker with the Texas Department of Family & Protective services, where he interprets and enforces policies regarding abuse and neglect of at-risk individuals. RaShod is also the founder and owner of Locs & Curls, LLC. He has experience in operations, sales management, and business development. RaShod has worked with and supported numerous community-based organizations over the years. RaShod served as an advisor for a collegiate student organization for five years and was responsible for training members in organizational development. He’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Texas State University Alumni Association. RaShod enjoys sports, reading, and gardening in his spare time.