Nicole is a member of the part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design, and teaches Design-led Research in the Transdisciplinary Design MFA program.
A political economist, Nicole has a specialized
practice in participatory design and research. She applies mixed methods to her
work with cross-sector and multidisciplinary networks, organizations, and teams
to explore issues of power, equity, and plurality. Nicole is the co-founder of The Residency, an emergent
global learning collective for Change Designers - civil servants, civil society
and social designers. Nicole runs a consultancy, Collectivist, focused on
governance and systems change.
Previously, Nicole directed the strategy and learning of the international social change organizations, The Engine Room and Reboot. She is a leader in the open government movement with a background in public sector innovation and international development, with work at the World Bank, Global Integrity and OneWorld Foundation India. Nicole has extensive experience in research, program implementation, and community facilitation in South Asia, Latin America and West Africa. She holds a Masters
degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a dual Bachelors degree in Development Studies and Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.