Nicole has a B.A. in art history from Buffalo State College where she was a McNair Scholar and studied in Siena, Italy. She held pre-program internships at Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Massachusetts, the Georgia State Archives in Atlanta, and unDunn Art Conservation in Buffalo. Nicole was also a conservation intern at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, Harpers Ferry Center in West Virginia, and Russell-Marti Conservation Services in Missouri. This summer, she interned at the International Platform for Art Research & Conservation in Belgium.