Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, Nicole is a passionate advocate for immigrant rights and has extensive experience working with these communities on a global scale. In Malaysia, Nicole campaigned with Amnesty International to advocate for the rights of Rohingya refugees arriving by boat. In a year of study abroad, Nicole divided her time between studying social justice movements in Central America as well as the Sociology of migration at the Danish Institute of Study Abroad. In Nicaragua, she worked with the Jesuit Service for Migrants to run weekly Know Your Rights campaigns with family members of migrants in the United States.
Domestically, Nicole has volunteered in a detention center in Dilley, Texas to prepare women and children for credible fear interviews. In collaboration with Lutheran Family Services, Nicole founded both the Colorado College Refugee Alliance as well as Diploma(cy), a college readiness program for unaccompanied minors.
Nicole graduated cum laude from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology. Before working at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) as an immigration paralegal in 2018, Nicole worked as an immigration paralegal at a private law firm.