Love for the natural world and a profound connection to animals since a child has become a pillar for Nicole’s ongoing involvement in animal rescue movements. From feeding and providing medical care for stray animals in Brazil together with her family, to supporting stray animals in the U.S., Nicole’s compassion and activism has extended continents and has exemplified that against all odds, financial resources, and social support, simple acts of kindness to animals are the most generous, powerful, and freeing acts that we can all do for a global difference.
Nicole grew up questioning everything – from the existence for the countless zoos across the world, to the destruction of natural habitats for resources, to ‘why is there a fish in a bowl.’ Her curiosity, concerns, and expressed compassion for animal and environment welfare had her embed a firm alliance and stance with them early on.
Since the beginning of 2019, Nicole has embarked on a mission with I Stand With My Pack to help save as many lives from high-kill shelters. As a committed foster, volunteer, and full-time college student, she has fostered countless rescue dogs over the course of a few months and has helped them find their forever homes.
Nicole is a recent graduate and pre-law student from California State University of Northridge. She wants to further her studies and attend law school to practice Environmental and Animal Rights Law. In the meantime, she continues to use each day as platform for opportunity to stand for the voiceless and advocate for their rights, their peace, and their liberation.
Nicole has an endless passion for traveling, learning languages, and training jiu jitsu. She enjoys spending time with her family and her incredible pack of rescues!