While in law school, she served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Roger T. Benitez, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Nicole also served as mentor to Spanish-speaking LLM students, where she acted as a friendly resource for students who had English as their second language. She was also the recipient of Pepperdine School of Law’s Dean’s Merit Scholarship.
Nicole completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Political Science. While in school, Nicole’s academic achievements placed her on the Dean’s Honor List. In addition, Nicole was a member of the Political Science Students Association, through which she served as the Graduation Committee Chair and was responsible for the full coordination of the 2012 Political Science Graduation Ceremony.