Nicole has spent the past 10 years working in a combination of direct service, program management and community organizing spaces in Detroit and Seattle (almost always connected to youth and/or education). Nicole holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Work and the Arts and Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She is passionate about equity in education and loves working at the intersection of school-community partnerships to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  

When she’s off the clock, you can find Nicole hiking, camping and exploring the Pacific Northwest, making fresh pasta or curled up with a cup of coffee, her cat and a good book.