Nicole graduated from Michigan State University with a BSCE in 2002 and MS ENE (Environmental) in 2004, with an emphasis in water resources. She worked for the Michigan Department of Transportation before coming to the Minnesota Department of Transportation in 2006. She has approximately 13 years of hydraulic design experience. She is part of the Society of Women Engineers, and has a passion for STEM outreach. Her current role at MnDOT is the newly formed Education and Outreach coordinator.