Nicole currently works for the Council of Library and Information Research. After graduating from the MA/MSc program with distinction, Nicole began working for Columbia University’s Department of History as the program coordinator of the Columbia-LSE dual Master’s program and the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative.
Originally from Palo Alto, California, Nicole attended the University of Colorado-Boulder on a Presidents Leadership Institute scholarship, where she received her B.A. in History with a minor in French. Following, she spent two years in French Guiana teaching English as a foreign language and working for the French Ministry of Education as a translator and international exchange coordinator. In the summer of 2010, she received a fellowship from Columbia to study Spanish and Haitian Creole in the Dominican Republic and work in archives in Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Her resulting thesis, “Charitable Imperialism and the Hurricane of San Ciriaco: Ideology, Humanitarian Partnerships and the Formation of American Relief Policy (Puerto Rico, 1899-1901),” was awarded the Richard Hofstadter Prize for Best Dissertation.