Director of Programs
Nicole is an attorney with decades of experience using law and policy to strengthen systemic responses to domestic and sexual violence through various roles—as an attorney representing victims/survivors, as a public policy analyst and lobbyist, as an educator, and as an advocate.
Nicole has worked in nonprofit organizations in multiple states, as well as in state government at the MN Department of Human Services in the Child Safety and Permanency Division. Nicole integrates her depth of knowledge of gender-based violence within a wide breadth of skills, from policy analysis, to curriculum development, to process optimization, to project implementation and evaluation. She is an expert trainer and facilitator across an array of audiences, and is acutely skilled in translating complex legal and policy issues into easily understood terms.
Nicole earned her JD cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where her research on Title VII and Title VIII was published in Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. Nicole is deeply committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, and is a trained Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), coaching people toward goals of cultural responsiveness and anti-racism.