Among the things Nicole loves most are telling stories and making connections between people and purpose. She’s lucky to puts these passions into practice every day: at the University of Washington, where she oversees communications and marketing for the Division of Student Life; and in her role as a board member at Pride Foundation, where she has been a donor and volunteer since 2007 and board president in 2016 and 2017. Nicole is inspired to be part of an organization whose strategic investments and partnerships are creating greater opportunity, equity, and hope for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. A native New Englander and alumna of Cornell University, Nicole has called the Northwest home for over a decade years after moving here as an elite athlete to take advantage of Seattle’s active rowing scene. Today she is an avid runner and cyclist whose hobbies include experimental cooking, painting, and exploring the world with her wife Anne and two year old daughter Leighton. They live in Seattle’s Arboretum neighborhood with their whiskered sidekicks, Karl and Leon.