Nicole cultivates and sustains relationships among the LLI’s fast-growing network of partners and Alumni. An expert in stakeholder management, Nicole led strategic partnerships for DSST and Denver Public
Schools prior to joining the LLI, successfully securing work-based learning and higher education opportunities for students district-wide. She also previously served as a director of the Colorado Council
for Economic Education where she trained Colorado teachers and directed a statewide K-12 financial literacy program. Nicole’s career has spanned over 20 years in various leadership roles including finance,
non-profit management, and business development. In addition to Nicole’s leadership in education, she exercises her business acumen as the owner of a successful residential real estate business. In 2009, Nicole was inducted into the Denver Chicano Music Hall of Fame for her contributions as a host of Cancion Mexicana – Jazz 89.3FM KUVO for more than six years. Nicole serves her community on the boards of Su Teatro and Florence Crittenton Services. Nicole is an Alumna of the LLI Fellowship Program.