Nicole is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Previously, she received her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University. As an undergraduate, Nicole spent a semester studying post-conflict development in Uganda and wrote her senior thesis on the reintegration of ex-combatants in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Upon graduating, Nicole returned to East Africa in 2016 as a Boren Scholar to study Swahili in Tanzania. For 2.5 year, Nicole worked as a Policy Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of International Affairs. When not at work or school, she serves as a refugee mentor to refugee families and as a volunteer with the Close Up Foundation, a civic education non-profit. She is particularly interested in international law, mass atrocity prevention, and the future of effective humanitarian intervention. She hopes to continue a career in public service that blends her passions for international politics and humanitarian relief.