Nicole’s work focuses on ensuring that Native people have the equal opportunity to participate effectively in nontribal elections and are fairly represented in district maps.
Nicole previously worked as a student legal fellow at the UCLA Voting Rights Project, and interned at Common Cause, the ACLU Voting Rights Project and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. During law school, Nicole was a clinical student in the Tribal Legal Development Clinic, where she represented a tribal nation in its efforts to support its citizens' cultural harvesting and land caretaking practices on the tribe's ancestral lands, and volunteered in various clinics through El Centro Legal. She served as a senior editor on the UCLA Law Review and as a co-chair of the Voting Rights and Political Law Society.
Nicole received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and graduated cum laude from Colorado College with a major in sociology and a minor in mathematics. Nicole joined CLC in September 2021.