Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. She then attended Eastern Kentucky University obtaining her Master’s in Public Health degree with a concentration in Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene. Her current research focuses on contaminants of emerging concern in environmental systems.
She has been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi academic honors society, Torch Bearers student leaders, and received the JumpStart education award for commitment to serving underdeveloped communities.
Nicole studied abroad for a semester in Iquitos, Peru where she worked in a rural health setting and conducted ecological research on the orthongo (large tiger) and deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest. She also performed community-building service work in Grois Morne, Haiti where she worked on a major project reconstructing a schoolhouse.
She loves to travel, bake, and is an avid runner.