Director of New Orleans Initiatives and Advisor on National Leadership and Education
Nicole is the Director of New Orleans Initiatives and Advisor on National Leadership and Education at the Center for Community Progress. In her role she provides technical assistance to New Orleans and the state of Louisiana, as well as code enforcement technical assistance nationwide.
Nicole previously worked as the Director of the New Orleans Vacant Property Initiative, launched by LISC in 2008 in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In her role there, she helped the city of New Orleans with the reclamation, acquisition, disposition of its vacant properties.
In 2008 she obtained her Master of Laws degree in environmental and energy law at Tulane University School of Law, where she studied legal issues related to vacant property reclamation in New Orleans. In addition to an LLM degree, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and a Law degree from Loyola University School of Law where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review.