She came to the 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.
Nicole is a 2013 Fellow of the New Leaders Council, a national progressive political entrepreneurship training program for young professionals. She is also a hotline volunteer and on the leadership team of the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, a grassroots organization that provides grants and case management to people seeking abortions in eastern Massachusetts.
Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and drama.
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in service of my vision – then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. -Audre Lorde