Nicolette exemplifies a Sagittarius moon with her ever broadening accumulation of interests and endeavors. She is an outdoor recreation nerd; a life-long theater maker; a mythologies, fables, and folklore consumer; a May to October cyclist; and karaoke host extraordinaire. She holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York. Her biggest lessons, however, have been wrought in the time since the birth of her child in February 2021.
Nicolette's work revolves around healing, creativity, and community building as pathways to change intra & interpersonally, and at a systems level. She is a proponent of mindfulness practices and holistic wellness provided in an accessible and culturally appreciative manner to create transformation. As a facilitator, Nicolette believes in honoring everyone's expertise and putting those most impacted by a process at the center of influence. She is committed to holding space for students to ask critical questions of themselves and their environments in order to develop their own definitions of thriving. She is inspired by Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed, the modern abolitionist movement--with leaders like Mariame Kaba, Cece McDonald, and Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and her brilliant, resilient queer community. She flouts the binary of subversive vs. normative by living her loudest truth with her spouse, cat, dog, and baby in their quiet home with a well-tended backyard.