Nicole is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a dual degree in Political Science and International Studies with a focus on International Security, Norms, and Cooperation, with a double minor in Paleontology and Chinese Language and Culture.
At the University of Michigan, Nicole was a Donia Human Rights Fellow and she was active with the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives where she advocated for undocumented issues, including co-leading and hosting workshops on Allyship and the Undocumented AA & NH/PI community. Nicole was also involved with the Roosevelt Institute where she lobbied for progressive policies to Michigan State Legislatures.
In addition to her campus involvements, Nicole interned for the City of Lansing as a City Council Intern where she learned first-hand how important local government is in the political process. Her internship reaffirmed her passion for public service.
The lack of Asian American diversity in the political process is what drove Nicole to pursue politics. She is passionate about furthering AA & NH/PI issues and is excited to support the community through her work at APAICS.