creator | educator | thinker

Myers-Briggs: INTP (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting)
Enneagram: Type 8, the Challenger, Type 1, the Reformer

I create. I educate. I be thinking. When I'm not adulting, I'm all about exploring possibilities outside of established boundaries, and making sure people are informed, creative, and intentional about the future. I love brunch. I do my own acrylic nails. I recharge by hanging out with my husband and my baby. I'm obsessed with stationery, pens, and productivity apps.

My years working in retail and customer service taught me not to take anything personally, which allows me to remain calm and listen to what people need regardless of how their emotions lead them to communicate.

Working with youth taught me how to read my audience and decide in the moment how to best relate to them.

I’m a millennial and I love my gadgets. I also live for new productivity apps.

I’m an excellent hype woman for causes and organizations I believe in.

About my work experience

I entered the workforce at 16, but I started my most meaningful work in 2011 when I joined Oasis College Connection. I was able to give young people from my own neighborhood information and tools for the success they wanted. It was invigorating. When the grant that funded my position ended, I founded Epicenter to continue youth work and got a “real” job to pay the bills. Since I have a talent for numbers and data analysis, I’ve been employed in that capacity in some way or another for the last four years. Though I dissolved Epicenter when life took me to St. Louis, MO, I’ve always found a way to work in the community on my own time. In St. Louis, I started a brunch club with a fellow transplant in order to connect with local women. We also organized a monthly storytelling event to experience some of the diversity we were missing at work. And when I returned to Nashville, I co-founded Women of Color Collaborative specifically to pour into women of color.

I’m always doing something on the side. I've had the privilege of designing and managing media for several awesome local businesses and talented folks. It’s time for my job and my “side gig” to be the same gig. I’m seeking a fulfilling position that will allow me to do the work that excites me without having to hide my computer screen when someone walks by.


Creative Work

Women of Color Collaborative (Nashville, TN) - I designed and maintain the organization’s website and social media. I also designed and co-wrote the Cohort Journal, the companion to the Collaborative Cohort program.

The Burnett Group (Nashville, TN) - I designed the Burnett Group’s website and business cards.

2/3 Performance Studio (Dallas, TX) - I created studio owner Nae Callihan’s logo, business cards, and the studio packet.

Epicenter (former, Nashville, TN) - I created all of the program materials we used, as well as the organization’s logo, website, and other promotional material. With Epicenter, I also wrote and designed a college simulation, AnyCollege. In the years since Epicenter dissolved, I have written facilitation guides for all of our workshops — just in case.

Miscellaneous - I’ve found a way to be creative in most aspects of my life. As a Women in Leadership participant, I designed 100 Years of Women’s Rights, and facilitated the accompanying module. I designed flyers for Second Tuesdays. I even designed my own baby shower invitations.

Speaking Engagements and Workshops

Facilitator, New Nashville for whom? and Civic 1.0
Collaborative Cohort (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019)

Speaker, Tech Tools
Urban Digital (November 2015)

Facilitator, Power Project
Epicenter (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)

Presenter, AnyCollege: Bringing the College to the Classroom
Tennessee College Access and Success Conference 2013

Select Writing

Nicole be Thinking

Single H.O.E.s

 

Resume and References Available Upon Request