Nicole holds a Master of Arts in Education from Cal State University San Marcos and a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from San Diego State University. Along with being a Certified Program Planner for Higher Education, she has over 15 year of experience in post-secondary and vocational education. Nicole spend the majority of her career so far with the California State University system in varies programmatic, marketing and leadership positions, including Director of Education and Youth Programs, Director of Special Programs, and Director of Education Programs for the Institute for Palliative Care. With expertise in developing and delivering quality programs, she was thrilled to join the Studio West team in 2017 as the Director of Education. Nicole works closely with the entire Studio West team to grow the education programs and maintain the excellence in education that Studio West has always provided.