Nicole represented Westfield High School at the 2012 MassSTAR conference. She returned the following year as a member of the Fundraising Team on the Conference Planning Committee. Two years later she became a member of the Programming Team and will this year serve as Director of Senior Staff. She has also served as Co-Chair of the annual One Day Conference and the President of the Western Massachusetts Alumni Chapter. She is currently a Junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and plans to get her Masters in Nonprofit Management after spending some time working with City Year.
In her free time Nicole volunteers with Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity founded by the Boy Scouts of America. Some of her favorite service projects are Craig’s Doors, a local homeless shelter, and Frank’s Troops, a Boy Scout Troop for adults with disabilities. She has spent the past year working with other students at UMass to create the Black Sheep Project, an organization dedicated to creating a safe space where members of the community can express themselves and their beliefs freely. In her “spare time” you can find Nicole reading a good book, cuddling her kitten, or pretending she's a popstar.