Nicole is an enthusiastic strategist, trainer, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the higher education, financial services, small business and workforce development sectors. A certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) professional and Philadelphia native, she specializes in community-academic partnerships, strategic planning, organizational development, and high-impact communications.
Nicole currently serves as Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Justice and she is cofounder and Co-Director of the Penn Community Scholars Program and the REACH Initiative (Research and Equity in Academic-Community Partnerships for Health) both at the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2011, Nicole founded and led a Philadelphia-based consulting company which offers training, communications, organizational development, and community-engagement strategies and tools to academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. Nicole holds a master’s degree in business administration from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kutztown University and she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.