Nicole’s work is driven by a search for new ways to use images and stories to heal and connect people to each other and to nature. Her creative projects have earned her an Emmy Award and many festival awards. Her work has led to thousands of community events and discussions.
Nicole was the Producer, Director and Cameraperson for the Emmy award-winning Before You Go (HBO) about her father who died of AIDS in 1993. She was a Producer and Videographer for 90 MILES (POV/PBS) which was Directed by Juan Carlo Zaldívar and about his family and the rift between the United States and Cuba. It won Best Documentary at both New York Latino International Film Festival and at Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Cuba.
In 2018 she directed and edited Sing The Water Song, a short music video created in collaboration with Native American grandmothers. Prior to that she created ParentEarth, a media project about healthy food for children. She was the Creative Director and then Executive Director of MediaRights, a nonprofit organization dedicated to media for social change and the award-wining Media That Matters Film Festival. She was a Sustainability Leaders Network Fellow and a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Community Fellow.