In the Program and Policy department, Nicole works on a variety of initiatives, including those in arts and culture, scientific research and on behalf of the Center for Philanthropy. She brings a background in project management and communications at Pittsburgh-area nonprofits such as Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center and Venture Outdoors, which focus on youth, workforce development and environmental education. She has also taught English as a second language to adult and youth learners in the city and abroad through the department of education in Busan, South Korea. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Point Park University. Nicole has called Pittsburgh her home for more than a decade. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and fan of the visual and performing arts.