Nicole is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a Clinical Certification of Competence (CCC) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 2004.
Nicole earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the honors program at Purdue University in 2001, with a major in Speech-Language Pathology and a minor in Psychology. In 2003, Nicole graduated from New York University with a Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. During her graduate program, she studied at Lund University in Sweden, where she enrolled in classes about dysphasia (in children and adults) and speech disorders. She worked as a Clinical Fellowship supervisor, where she taught treatment, evaluation, and diagnosis to Speech-Language Pathologists who are working towards ASHA certification and state licensure. Nicole is the national secretary, founding board member and the co-chairperson of the scholarship committee of the non-profit called Child Success Foundation based in Santa Monica benefiting families who can not afford Speech, Educational and Occupational Therapy