Nicole graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning at the University of California, Davis. As an undergraduate student, she directed waste diversion and sustainability programs as Unit Director of the Campus Center for the Environment partnered with the university.
Before joining CAW, Nicole worked in the California State Senate as a Legislative Aide. In her time staffing two Senate members, she staffed members in Senate Environmental Quality, Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development, Senate Governmental Organization, Senate Insurance, and in areas such as women, work and families, health, and human services. She was also part of the California API Legislative Caucus Institute Legislative Academy 2021 Cohort, which teaches leadership and political skills to AAPIs in California politics.
Nicole enjoys experimenting with cooking and baking, tending to her collection of houseplants, and learning how to grow her own produce.