She has over 10 years of experience working with startups and excels at identifying opportunities to expand their impact and guiding them through various growth stages. Her experiences span across strategy, product, organizational operations management, and developing programs that amplify a company’s mission. She most recently did this at an early-stage EdTech company, where she grew the organization to achieve a valuation of over $1 billion and expanded their portfolio to support over half of the K-12 students in the U.S. Now her focus is on supporting our planet. She is an advisor for climate and ocean tech startups where she helps entrepreneurs scale their sustainable solutions.
She enjoys helping organizations lock down funding, reach product-market fit, and engage partners from various sectors to develop programs that scale. When not at work, you can find Nickelle volunteering at the Marine Mammal Care Center and the Aquarium of the Pacific, as well as exploring the beautiful California kelp forests. Her goal is to restore our ocean’s health and help people develop respect and stewardship for our ocean and its inhabitants.