Nicole grew up in Fallston, Maryland where she spent her summers on the Chesapeake Bay. She graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2008 with a BA in Biology and English after completing a senior project in creative writing and creative non-fiction. After graduation, she worked at various research and science-policy organizations, including the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nicole graduated from Duke in 2012 with a MEM degree in Coastal Environmental Management. Her interests lie in fisheries management, conservation, and communications at the science-policy interface. While at Duke, she worked with The Nature Conservancy to complete her Master’s Project on natural shoreline stabilization in North Carolina.
Currently, Nicole is a 2012-2014 NOAA Coastal Management Fellow working for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys writing and playing with her pet cockatiel. She is also an avid Jane Austen fan.