Nicole is currently in her second year of a joint J.D./M.A. at the University of Ottawa and the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, with a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution. She also holds a B.Soc. in International Development, with a minor in Life Sciences, from the University of Ottawa.
Nicole is passionate about international development issues, especially refugee affairs and international law. Her specific interests are in investigating how refugees leverage their entrepreneurial and innovative characteristics to create community-owned, sustainable solutions to the intersectional issues they face. Leveraging her own experience living as a refugee in Uganda for six years, Nicole conducts research into refugee innovation in African nations, in partnership with ABS Canada.