Nicole grew up in San Jose, California, and has been living in Seattle since 2017. She received a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating, Nicole completed two AmeriCorps service terms to give back to communities across the United States. She renovated senior living apartments in Kansas, tutored refugee students in Arizona, revitalized farmland in Colorado, and prepared community members for emergencies in Bellevue, Washington. For quite some time, she has had the goal to work for an organization to start her nonprofit career to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Nicole is extremely excited to help BEST achieve its goals and mission.
In the spring Nicole coaches the Overlake School's Girl's Lacrosse team. She loves watching hockey, hiking, and spending as much time as possible with friends and family.