Nicole Cormier is an administrative assistant at the ACLU of Northern California, where she provides comprehensive administrative support to the director of development, the director of communications, and other senior managers.
Prior to working for the ACLU, Nicole worked as a student volunteer legal assistant for the Consumer Bankruptcy Law Project in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York. In that role, she worked hands-on with clients and attorneys to help individuals file their initial Chapter 7 bankruptcy paperwork. This role allowed her to actively support individuals who were directly affected by issues of inequality in meaningful and impactful ways.
Nicole also worked as a student leader for Colgate University’s outdoor education program, where she led courses on lightweight backpacking, paddle boarding, tree climbing, and peak hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. She also worked as a teambuilder for the program, where she utilized experiential education techniques to facilitate initiatives to strengthen group cohesion, communication, and trust.
Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University, earning a bachelors in psychology. She researched her senior thesis on the transmission of Islamophobia through emerging media and centered her degree on understanding the internal mechanisms underlying prejudice and racism. Nicole focused her interdisciplinary education on identity-centric learning and was granted the Trimmer Award for Excellence in Expository Writing in 2018 for a piece she wrote on identity.
Nicole is passionate about hiking, photography, cooking, and film, and she loves exploring new places in her free time.