About Nicole


I’m a writer, educator, and editor. I am originally from Michigan but have lived in Colorado for 20+ years.

I serve as a Senior Instructor for the English Department at the University of Colorado Denver. I also have the privilege of working on two amazing literary journals. I’m a Senior Consulting Editor for nonfiction at Copper Nickel and an Editorial Assistant at Colorado Review.

My creative writing has been featured in Literary MamaLongreads, Hippocampus Magazine, Motherwell MagazineWord RiotShadowbox MagazineStatementGertrude Press, and Brevity blog. My essay, “Maybe We Can Make a Circle” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Hippocampus Magazine.

I am an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at Colorado State University and am currently at work on a collection of essays about Midwest queer cultural geographies.