Nicole was the Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s Executive Director, and she previously acted as the BLFF Program Director. Nicole came to the Barbara Lee Family Foundation from the Family Equality Council, the national organization working to ensure equality for LGBT-headed families. There, she managed the organization’s grant seeking and donor communications, designed and implemented resources and programming for LGBT parents and their children, and advanced issue advocacy campaigns such as California’s marriage equality initiative (Prop 8) and overturning Florida’s LGBT adoption ban. In her earlier career, Nicole worked at the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center, where she served as a human resources coordinator, and later raised critical funds for patient-centered, community-focused healthcare.
Nicole is a 2013 Fellow of the New Leaders Council, a national progressive political entrepreneurship training program for young professionals.
Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and drama.