Since 2013, Nicole has had the opportunity to develop ORP's science and education programs. She is ORP's marine scientist . Her background in supporting the nation's hydrographic products with NOAA allowed Nicole to familiarize herself with shipboard and autonomous survey systems. She holds USCG Master Near Coastal License giving her a broader level of awareness in marine research operation.
After directing science at sea over 20,000 miles Nicole strives to continue to develop ORP to become a leading alternative for ocean data collection and to offer critical information key in future ocean sustainability.
Since 2014, Nicole has engaged 1000+ K-12 STEM students and loves to bring art into science.