Nicole believes that women should feel empowered throughout their reproductive journeys. She was born in Chicago, and after college spent several years living in Brazil, working as a healthcare journalist. There, she decided that she wanted to obtain advanced knowledge and tools to address the pressing public health issues on which she was reporting. She moved to New Orleans and completed her Masters of Public Health in 2010 at Tulane University School of Public Health; concentrating on Maternal and Child Health, and Health Education and Communication. For the past decade, she has been a multifaceted maternal and child health-focused public health professional, working as an academic researcher, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and in state-level perinatal quality improvement. She also hosted a maternal and child health-focused community radio show.
In 2018, she relocated from New Orleans to Tampa with her fiancé. Realizing that she wanted to more comprehensively support women, she completed her birth doula course in 2018 with Doulas of North America (DONA). Nicole brings compassion, creativity, and empirical knowledge to birth work and strives to support women and their families using all available tools.