Nicole grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2015. She realized late into her undergraduate studies that Medical Illustration was the career that could fully combine her love of science and art and spent the next few years building up her art skills while working in a research laboratory.
Nicole is currently beginning her studies in anatomy and excited to create new projects and expand her skills in anatomical visualization and visual thinking. She is looking forward to learning all the new programs for 3D modeling and virtual reality and she hopes to find a specific focus during her graduate studies in the next year.
In the future, Nicole is interested in creating multi-media learning tools for medical and research communities. She is interested in exploring medical legal and animation opportunities as well.