Nicole leads communications for the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions. She works closely with the team as well as with collaborators and partners to develop, implement, and oversee strategic communication initiatives to advance COS’ mission. Nicole brings over a decade of experience in international strategic communications, most recently with the international non-profit Room to Read, where she ran corporate communications and public relations.
Nicole is a mission-driven communicator, with a particular passion for marine conservation. Her previous experience includes work with the USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) program in Thailand, the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Marine Program in Paris, W.W.F. in Washington D.C. and Malaysian Borneo, and with the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in rural Kenya. Nicole also worked previously as a Research Associate and Teaching Assistant at Harvard Business School.
Nicole received her B.S. in communication and applied economics and management from Cornell University and her M.A. in international environmental policy, communication, and human security from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She also holds a certificate in environmental communications from the Nicholas School of the Environment from Duke University. Nicole enjoys traveling internationally, especially when combined with surfing and yoga.