Fellow:Nico Lindell

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Serving as a uifellow since: Fall 2018

School: University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)

What she does now: Full-time student, Service Supervisor at The Collaborative, Intern at Campus Compact of the Great Plains, Digital Communications Officer at UNO's Queer and Trans Services, and uiguide

What that means: She strives to create a stronger and more compassionate environment in both her campus and in her community

Contact her about: The intricacies of international relations and human rights, how to foster design thinking skills, innovating higher education, sustainability, astrology, vegan food, or whatever else you want to chat about!

Email: nlindell@unomaha.edu

Phone number: 402.214.3631

Website: nicolindell.weebly.com

Nico Lindell is a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), where she is currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in Global Strategic Studies. In addition to being a student, Nico is heavily involved in creating a stronger and better campus environment through her multiple involvements. She is a Digital Communications Officer at UNO's Queer and Trans Services, which is a student agency dedicated to supporting UNO students on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Here, she organized the office's busy calendar and manages social media outreach. In addition to working for QTS, Nico also works as an intern for Campus Compact for the Great Pains, where she advances the organization's mission to strengthen civic education on college campuses through community outreach. Nico is also a Service Supervisor at The Student Service and Leadership Collaborative (or just "The Collaborative") located in the office of Civic and Social Responsibility at UNO. Here, she organizes and runs university-wide days of service, creates an Electronic Portfolio reflecting on her experiences, and mentors up to six other students as they progress through their college experience.

During her time as a University Innovation Fellow, Nico worked with her partner Parker Jensen to create an elective course called "Design Flaw!" What started out as an inside joke between her and Parker flourished into a class that is offered to each and every student at UNO who wishes to learn the basics of design thinking or social entrepreneurship.

Nico was trained as a University Innovation Fellow in the fall of 2018. She attended the Silicon Valley Meetup in March of 2019. This fall will be her first time as a uiguide, and she couldn't be more excited to once again work with the amazing other fellows at institutions across the globe!

In her spare time, Nico enjoys cozying up with a good book, cooking dinner and watching movies with her girlfriend, tending to the plant-jungle that is her apartment, going to live concerts, or, when she gets the chance, traveling to visit her loved ones.