Nicole is a licensed acupuncturist and social services provider in Seattle, Washington. Born and raised in Seattle, she has left the city twice: to attend The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA for her B.A.; and to join the Peace Corps, where she served in the Kyrgyz Republic teaching English. She received her Master’s in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine in 2013, and worked for many years in community clinics. Nicole is currently a clinical supervisor for a joint project between the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine and Pike Market Senior Center, and a housing stability case manager at DESC’s Keys to Home project. Nicole lives in North Seattle with her family, where she leads a neighborhood native habitat restoration effort, cooks some good food, and reads any chance she gets. She is especially interested in subjectivity in medicine, ecology, traditional and indigenous ways of knowing, as well as social inequity and mental health.