Nicole is from the San Diego area (Murrieta) and attended undergrad at SDSU where she obtained her B.A., in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences in 2018. She then went on and obtained her M.S. from San Francisco State University where she graduates 5/27/2022. While obtaining her degrees she obtained experience in a preschool working with children ages 3-4 years of age with ASD, language delays, apraxia, and speech intelligibility delays. She also completed an internship at a high school working with students 14-18 years of age including hearing loss, down syndrome and ASD. At this site, she gained experience also in using AAC. Nicole has also experience conducting teletherapy.
As a part of her programs she has also gained experience teaching literacy to low income children at an elementary school who presented with below average communication skills.
Fun fact about Nicole is that in 2019, she traveled to Jamaica for a month to work with Kindergarten helping to guide / support local teachers with developmental activities in writing, reading and math concepts as well as arts, crafts and music. This experience really gave her insight on how to become more of a culturally responsive/inclusive clinician and how to form positive partnerships with those families.