Serving as UIF Since: Spring 2015
School: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
What she does now: Program Coordinator, UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
What that means: An extension of the UIF work – push innovation and entrepreneurial thinking across campus and spread accross Milwaukee.
Contact her about: Pop Up Classes, entrepreneurship education in the classroom, regional meetups, designing learning experiences, connecting university to community, designing/branding, maker spaces, roller derby.
Phone: (414) 906-4684
Nicole is a former University Innovation fellow that graduated from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her work as a fellow included delivering Pop Up classes, helping with space making, and organizing a large end of the year event called the UWM Innovators Expo. Additionally, she was the program manager for the UWM Student Startup Challenge. This role was to help organize and design programing for the Student Startup Challenge. Students enter ideas and we help grow the entrepreneur and idea.
As the Program Coordinator at UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (LEC), Nicole continues to connect students and faculty to entrepreneurial and design thinking principles. She designs and delivers interactive Pop Ups throughout campus. She also curates the experiences in the UWM Student Startup Challenge so that student entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams. The team at LEC creates a space to be collaborative, open-minded, and inspired. We believe all students should be equipped with problem solving skills, the ability to collaborate and think creatively and innovatively.
Nicole has attended the Teaching and Learning Studio at the Stanford d.school as well as served as a FAB member (TWICE) at the UIF Silicon Valley Meetup in Fall 2017 and March 2018. Once a UIF ALWAYS a UIF.
Experiences that could make her more credible: She has a masters’ degree in Science Management from the Lubar School of Business. She also earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at UWM Peck School of the Arts in Design and Visual Communications. Facilitated over 200 workshops and with a small team this last fall, interacted with over 3,000 students. Before working at the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, Nicole was a Design Strategist at Translator Design Agency, and UX/UI Designer at the UWM App Brewery.