About: Nicole has been living and working in San Diego since 2002, when she relocated from San Bernardino for work. She is a passionate community leader with six years of experience in nonprofit management and board governance and more than twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. She is well-versed in client account management, budget development, tax laws and reporting, and conflict resolution. Nicole holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Sociological Practice from Cal State San Marcos. She enjoys volunteering in the Queer community, most recently as the Board President of Lambda Archives–the first nonbinary person to hold this position. At Lambda Archives, she has been successful in using her passion for social justice, arts and culture, and cultural preservation to create policies that center equity and access to the arts. In addition to her role at Lambda Archives, she has served on the Executive Committee of the San Diego LGBT Community Centers’ Young Professionals Council, Board Treasurer for Volunteer With Cheli, and a member of the Steering Committee for Rising Arts Leaders San Diego. She has presented on topics such as Youth Archival Futures at the ALMS Conference in Berlin and has served on a grant panel for the California Arts Council’s Administrators of Color Fellowship program. She enjoys going to concerts, stand-up-paddling, and hanging out with her partner and their pug, Boogie.