Nicolle is the Center’s Deputy Science and Research Director. Before joining the Center, she spent 20 years working for NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region. Over her career, Nicolle has overseen strategic planning, aquaculture, and communications. She’s led the senior leadership team and organizational health management practices and initiatives, such as supervisory skill-building, employee engagement and culture, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Nicolle is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Fisheries Science and Military Science.