Nicole serves as Director of Global Engagement in the College of Engineering. She provides leadership for international initiatives and works closely with COE faculty to develop new institutional partnerships and international opportunities for engineering students. She provides support to the college's International Alumni Planning Board and International Programs Faculty Committee. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the Student Engineers’ Abroad Council (SEAC).
Nicole holds a Master’s and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs. Her research focuses on internationalization of higher education, faculty engagement, and international program assessment.
Before joining the College of Engineering in 2010, Nicole spent five years coordinating international initiatives for Virginia Tech’s Office of Outreach and International Affairs. Her academic and professional experiences include coordinating study abroad, research experiences and faculty development programs throughout the world; overseeing international partnerships; and teaching and coordinating English as a Second Language programs for international students.