Nicole, an attorney with a practice that focuses on helping entrepreneurs has a varied background in business, government and international humanitarian law.
Before becoming a lawyer, Nicole worked in fundraising and international programs at Shared Hope International, an anti-human trafficking non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith, and as Director of Media & Communications for a constitutional law non-profit organization.
Nicole’s scholarship has focused upon the two complex and seemingly divergent areas of humanitarian and business law. She has published works on both topics including a paper on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda earning her the Lester Martin Award in 2004. In 2013 Nicole returned to Rwanda to join a delegation of nine other attorneys in performing a Legal Capacity Training on mineral contracts for Rwandan government employees and attorneys.
Nicole received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She has served as Co-Communications Chair for the King County Washington Women Lawyers Association, and sits as a Board Member for the World Affairs Council’s Young Professional International Network.
Nicole grew up with a love of the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. Her passion for mountain climbing started when she summited Mount Rainier as a fundraiser for breast cancer research.