Nicole is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and Centerville (Dayton), OH. She attended Ohio University and received a degree from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism. From there, she worked as a development officer for the American Heart Association and, after some soul searching, decided to return to OU for a master's degree in College Student Personnel. Nicole then came to UC in the summer of 2006 and since served as a program coordinator, assistant director, and now director of Student Activities & Leadership Development.
Nicole is involved in a variety higher education related activities including the Association of College Educators International—ACPA, where she serves as the Vice Chair for the Commission of Administrative Leadership. Within the commission, Nicole is working on a white paper with several colleagues across the country that discusses how the government identifies retention and its impact on college campuses. In addition, Nicole has served on the Ohio College Personnel Association executive board, is currently a board member for the Life Skills of Cincinnati charter school and Riverside Academy charter school.
Nicole is in the process of becoming a proud UC alumna, as she is a doctoral candidate in the Urban Educational Leadership program. She is working on her dissertation which focuses on work/life balance of university administrators and the presence of role conflict through feminist perspectives.