Nicole has spent most of her professional career working at the nexus of community, education and sustainability in her role as Founder/Director of the nonprofit organization Entreamigos, located in San Francisco, Mexico. This international non profit has been widely recognized for its innovative approach to addressing globalization/tourism and community development in a systemic and equitable way that empowers community members as agents for positive change. In 2016-2019, Nicole joined the team at the American School of Puerto Vallarta to support their interest in developing their sustainability and service outreach initiatives. The American School of Puerto Vallarta was awarded the Tie-Care, Tri-Association Award for Global Leadership in recognition of this work. Currently working as an independent consultant, she is passionate about helping schools and businesses integrate sustainable principles with a strategic, inclusive and conscious approach.
Nicole’s work in nonprofit leadership and sustainability has been recognized by the United Nations, as a finalist for the Global Equator Initiative, as a breakout speaker for the World Economic Forum, and by the Dalai Lama, as a 2014 Unsung Hero of Compassion.