About Me


My name is Nicole and I'm a recent grad of the University of Louisville, where I studied English, History, and Humanities. I am a reader and a creative writer -- up until this point, I've written mainly short fiction, essays, and poetry, but I'm experimenting with longer pieces. I'm currently working on a novel about five individuals who each have a sense taken from them and in return are granted a terrible gift. In addition to my experience with writing, in college I spent several years serving as Creative Director and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the student-run literary magazine The White Squirrel.

I have spent the last three summers traveling and consequently have been lost while backpacking in most major cities in western Europe.  I studied Creative Writing through SUISS in Edinburgh, Scotland and spent a week sightseeing in London and a stop at Stonehenge (all thanks to the generosity of the Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union).  Most recently, I  studied comparative criminal justice in Turkey and spent some time hanging out with the Turkish National Police.

In January, I'm flying to Malaysia to be an English Teaching Assistant through the Fulbright Program.  While there, I hope to learn Bahasa Melayu, more about indigenous Malaysian culture and folktales, and I plan to spend some time exploring and traveling around southeast Asia.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and watching television (faves: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, and Doctor Who).  I've started getting into running, and I'll be competing in my first race in November.  I also recently earned my motorcycle license and I look forward to putting it to good use zipping around Malaysia.  

About Me