Driven by her commitment to diversity, engagement, and conservation, Nicole is eager to build upon the momentum created in ECWA’s incredible 24-year legacy. Over the last decade, Nicole has dedicated her personal and professional talents toward restoration, ecology, and community engagement with the environment. She began her journey while studying watershed ecosystem management and applied ethics at the University of North Florida. Nicole followed her passions onward into research, shoreline restoration, land management, and environmental education. She discovered her place in nonprofit leadership in watershed restoration efforts through her work with great organizations like the Smithsonian Marine Station, Alachua Conservation Trust, and most recently as the executive director of a waterway cleanup organization in Florida.