Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Science in community counseling from the University of North Georgia and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership at the University of Southern Indiana.
After working for 11 years as a mental health counselor, Nicole joined the Office of Residential Life at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN as an Area Coordinator and later as an Assistant Director. In this role, Nicole developed training for the professional and student staff; created programs and events to increase engagement; administered assessments for improving operations and services; and taught the Residential Life and Leadership course for 1st-year Resident Assistants. After 5.5 years Nicole joined Housing & Residence Life at the University of Southern Indiana as the Associate Director. This role provided opportunities to streamline processes, budget management, project oversight, student support and referral, training development and student conduct.
Nicole is excited to be part of the Oberlin community and the Center for Student Success and is eager to bring her diverse experience to her new role. She is passionate about providing student support, creating engagement opportunities, and increasing student retention of marginalized populations.
Nicole enjoys traveling to new places, reading non-fiction books, attending outdoor festivals, and creating memories with family and friends.